Mineola Elementary School
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Your child is learning to become independent and advocate for themselves. A goal of the MES counseling program is to help students learn how to access the counselor and to learn how to solve some problems themselves. Here are some examples of some things the MES Counseling Program can help address:
Peer Relationships and Friendships
Grief and Loss
Family Issues (Divorce, Adoption, or Blended Families)
Worry and Anxiety
Personal Hygiene and Safety Precautions
College and Career Readiness
Being a Better Student
It is a joy to go into classrooms and offer lessons to students that are relevant to issues they face. I call our time in the classrooms together "Right Flight". Check out the "What's Happening" tab to see what we are learning during our classroom guidance time.
Individual and Group Counseling
I offer individual counseling to all students. If it's a crisis or an emergency, the student is seen immediately. Others are called from class. Group counseling will be conducted at various times throughout the year and include many of the topics stated above. Many time students do really well in a group counseling setting, as they realize they are not the only one dealing with difficult issues.
There will be times when a student is in need of more intensive therapy than what can be offered at school, or parents may prefer that a child receive services by an outside professional. I will gladly refer you to an outside agency or you may find what you are looking for on the "Resources" tab. Please understand that most outside agencies charge fees and those fees are the responsibility of the family.
In an effort to create a positive rapport with my students (clients), I will teach them about client confidentiality. The students will be taught that when they share things with me in counseling I will not share those things with other people, including parents. If I feel that a parent needs to be aware of what we discuss, I will work with the child to either give me permission to share or empower them to share themselves. If a child is in danger of self harm or being harmed by someone else I will let the proper individuals know.
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