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School Counselor

 

School Counselor

Megan R. Mathews, M.S., NCC, PLPC

 

 

STUDENT SUPPORT

  • Teach coping skills/strategies
  • Assist in conflict resolution
  • Work out friendship concerns
  • Goal setting
  • School adjustment
  • Decision making
  • Feelings management (stress, anxiety, anger, etc.)
  • Peer pressure
  • Bullying

PARENTAL SUPPORT

  • Explore ways to help support student
  • Improve parent-child communication
  • Community referrals
  • Resources on the developmental changes of children

OTHER SUPPORTS

  • Implementation of 504 accomodations
  • Classroom presentations
  • Observations
  • Group counseling
  • Brief Solution-Focused Counseling
  • Play therapy
  • Community resource referrals

REASONS FOR REFERRAL

  • Feelings management
  • Friendship concerns
  • Self-esteem
  • Social Skills
  • Study Skills
  • Conflict resolution
  • Behavior managment
  • Personal Safety
  • Problem Solving
  • Body Image

 

 

ADVISORY

  • Middle School students meet with advisory group once a month
  • Groups complete activities to support school success, culuture, and positive environment
  • Facilitates greater self-esteem
  • Improves interpersonal relationships

BUDDIES

  • Consist of upper-grade students reading and/or completing activities with younger students
  • Provide students stimulating opportunities for learning and skill development
  • Cross-age relationships, form a foundation of promoting a safe inclusive and connected school culture