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Why would I want to visit a school counselor?

Our School Counselor:  Ms. Barbara Hughes


Here are some reasons a student might want to talk to the School Counselor:

"Someone in my class is bullying."


   "My best friend isn't talking to me and it's making me really sad."


                              "An older kid on the bus is causing problems."

"I want to show you what I just made in art.  I'm very proud of it!"

"I'm new to this school and really scared."


  "When am I going to get to be in a friendship group?"


      "I just want to talk to someone who won't laugh at me."  



               "I did a lot better on my last math test, and I'm so excited to tell someone!" 

      "Tim, Samantha and I had a problem at recess.  Can you help us work it out?"


Here are some reasons parents might want to talk to the school counselor:

    "Sarah doesn't want to go to school in the mornings."


"I'm concerned because Allan keeps telling me that he doesn't have any friends. Do you think a friendship group might help?"

     "We recently had a death in the family. I'm concerned for my child and I'm unsure about her attending the funeral."

 "Kevin has difficulty going to sleep at night and often has nightmares."   


    "My wife and I have been divorced for two years, but we think our kids could really benefit from talking about it with other children who are going through the same thing.  We'd like to refer them for a changing families group."

     "Jason seems to get really frustrated doing his homework and nothing I say seems to help."


    "My daughter will be transferring from another school soon.  Is there a new student group that she could be a part of?"

Here are some reasons teachers or administrators might want to talk to the school counselor:


     "I need some ideas to help my students develop more positive relationships."


                 "Sue is absent a lot."


     "Patrick is new to this school and needs some special attention." 


     "I've noticed that Amanda seems distracted and anxious a lot lately."

"John just can't sit still in the classroom." 


 "Jenny just isn't getting her work finished.  She seems off-task and unorganized much of the time."             

 "Lisa is a great kid, but she's really shy and doesn't seem to be comfortable initiating friendships. I think she'd benefit from participating in a friendship group."

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