Westside Elementary

Counseling Services

Support For Every Student, Every Day

The mission of the Leander ISD Counseling Services Department is to provide a proactive and comprehensive counseling program for all students. Counseling Services partners with educators, parents/guardians and community members to ensure all students in Leander ISD are prepared with the knowledge and skills to contribute at the highest level as productive members of society.

Leander ISD's Counseling Services Department is comprised of school-based counselors and school-based social workers and substance abuse prevention counselors. Through the comprehensive counseling program, students develop their academic, career and social skills to “Unlock Their Potential."

Access to School Counselor Services: School counselors serve students both in groups and individually to help students meet academic, personal/social, and college/career goals. Individual referrals to the school counselor may be made by the student, a parent, or by school staff and administration. School counseling services do not constitute or substitute for professional therapeutic care.

School counseling services are available to all students. Students may request to visit with the counselor during the school day. Parents may email the School Counselor or call the counseling office to schedule an appointment or a phone conference. Matters of urgency will be given priority.

Confidentiality: Counselors will respect a student's right to privacy unless (1) a parent/guardian requests information, (2) matters discussed pertain to suicide or possible harm to another person, (3) matters discussed pertain to any type of abuse, (4) there is a legal requirement for disclosure, or (5) there is a necessity to consult with other professionals.