School counselors provide counseling support and services to students who are struggling with emotional, behavioral, academic, or social issues that may be interfering with their school work or impacting peer and family relationships. Social counselors assist students, families, staff, and the community with appropriate resources to provide services that will help a student succeed academically. Social counselors help with those feeling stressed or anxious, family changes, family stresses, self-esteem issues, academic difficulties, behavioral issues in the classroom, depression, peer pressure and bullying to name a few.
These students can refer themselves, another student, administration, or any other concerned party can make a confidential referral. Counseling services may include but are not limited too:
- individual or group counseling
- consult with teachers and other staff when behavioral, emotional, or mental health issues come up
- provide classroom lessons on how to deal with difficult issues
- crisis intervention
- help students and families utilize community resources