Mrs. Medlock's Counseling Page
Meet Your School Counselor
SEL lessons are provided to each PK-5 classroom at JGS. These lessons consist of a variety of social, emotional, and learning (SEL) topics.
Topics include but are not limited to:
Individual counseling services are provided to select students whose school-based needs have not been found to be adequately met through classroom lessons or a small group.
Aside from the fact that they surround supporting students with school-related concerns, school counseling services are different from therapy, in that they are short-term and solution-focused. If a child is found by the school counselor to require services more in-depth than ones that can be provided in school, parents/caregivers will be referred to outside mental health service providers.
If you feel your child could benefit from individualized school counseling services, please feel free to reach out to me. The best way to get in touch with me is by email - firstname.lastname@example.org, but I can also be reached by phone. If you call me and do not receive a call back in 24 hours, please send me an email!
A list of local mental health professionals working with children can be found here:
Small Group Counseling
Small group counseling is provided to select learners who are found to require further supports than what can be offered through classroom SEL lessons.
Groups are typically made up of 3-5 students and consist of topics such as:
New Student Support
Changing Families (divorce, move, family addition, etc.)
If you feel that your child could benefit from small-group counseling, please feel free to reach out to me by email at email@example.com or give me a call.
Information & Referral
Food, housing, energy, mental health services, transportation, and information about economic supports/benefits are a few of the many needs of families.
For immediate help, call 211 or go to 211.org. I am also available to help you navigate services or research resources. Feel free to email me.
A list of local mental health professionals working with children and families can be found here:
Part of my role as school counselor is to also serve as the school's 504 plan coordinator.
You are most likely thinking: "What is a 504 plan?" A 504 plan is essentially a legal document that provides a student with a diagnosed disability (physical or mental) with accommodations for learning.
For example, many students diagnosed with ADHD have 504 plans. Their plans would list accommodations that their teachers are required to provide them, to help them successfully access the school curriculum. Possible accommodations include: allowing a student to use a fidget, providing a student with flexible seating options, or allowing a student to complete assessments in a small-group setting/quiet space.
If your child has a diagnosed metal or physical disability, and you feel that they could benefit from a 504 plan, please reach out to me.