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The Counseling Program at Mineola Elementary strives to foster out students socially, emotionally, physically, and academically. My goal as the School Counselor of MES is to build strong foundations for our younger Jackets so they can be successful during their time in Mineola ISD and beyond into adulthood. 

If you would like to visit with me concerning your student please feel free to call or email anytime!!

Carrie Gonzalez, Mineola Elementary Counselor 

Phone: 903-569-3324 X 3503



My name is Carrie Gonzalez and I have been a school counselor for 6 years. I have been in the education profession for 12 years and have taught in Smithville and Canton ISD. This is my first year in Mineola and I am so excited to be here and to be a JACKET! I have my Bachelor's of Music Education degree from Tarleton State University and my Master's of Education in School Counseling from Lamar University. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my husband who is a band director here in Mineola and my three daughters. I enjoy helping with the high school band and the MHS Colorguard and I also spend a lot of time at Dance Dimensions in Mineola where my daughters dance. We attend FBC Mineola where we both participate in the music ministry. 

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This 9 Weeks in Guidance:


3rd Grade:

Kindness / Random Acts of Kindness / Growth Mindset / Positive Self Talk / Testing Gear Up


4th Grade:

Kindness / Random Acts of Kindness / Growth Mindset / Positive Self Talk / Testing Gear Up

5th Grade:

Kindness / Random Acts of Kindness / Growth Mindset / Transition to Middle School 


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School Wide Events:



Jan. 21-25, 2019

Jan. 28 - Feb. 1, 2019

February 18th 

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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

Conflict Resolution 

Anger Management 

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 

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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. 



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Individual and Group Counseling 

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.

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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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