Northwood School Counseling Dept.

Northwood Elementary School Counseling

 What does a School Counselor do?
  • Works with ALL students
  • Helps students develop socially, emotionally, and academically
  • Connects with students through individual counseling, small group counseling, and classroom guidance lessons
  • Promotes individual differences among students
  • Works in collaboration and consultation with parents, teachers, and administrators
  • Provides families with support and assistance as needed
  • Collaborates with outside services to provide continuity of care.  

Students and parents are ensured confidentiality. That is, all conversations will stay between the student and I. Exceptions to this confidentiality include: a student is in danger of harming himself/herself, a student is in danger of harming someone else, a student reports abuse or neglect, or when a judge orders disclosure of information. 

Why contact the School Counselor?

  • Concerns over student behavior
  • Concerns over student achievement
  • Friendship/peer relations
  • Anxiety/stress
  • Self-esteem
  • Grief/loss
  • Student mental health concerns 
  • Life changes
  • Discussing special needs of their child
  • Family difficulties or concerns
  • Family health problems 
  • Early discussion of potential crisis

There are many clothing and food resources available to our students and families. Please contact the School Counselor at any time with questions or concerns.  

How does a parent contact the School Counselor? 

Parents can call the School Counselor at any time for a phone conference or to set up a school visit. Parents can also reach the School Counselor through email. 

How does a student see the School Counselor?

  • Self-referral
  • Parent referral
  • Teacher or staff referral
  • Administration referral
  • Referral by friend(s)
  • Request of the counselor 

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