What does a School Counselor Do?
A school counselor advocates for and supports students. My role is to work with students, teachers, parents, and outside agencies to best meet the individual needs of each student (both academic and social/emotional) so that students can be successful in and out of the classroom.
Difference Between School Individual Counseling and Clinical Counseling
“School counselors mentor and counsel students on a range of issues from schoolwork to social, behavioral, psychological, and emotional problems, such as bullying and low self-esteem. They can also help with class scheduling as well as career and education goals and are trained to administer tests and identify and counsel students with special needs. Additionally, school counselors often work with parents, teachers, and school administration for the betterment of their students.
In comparison, clinical counselors identify, assess the severity of, and treat a person’s symptoms and specific needs whether emotional, social, mental, or addiction related. They are also responsible for monitoring their client’s progress, collaborating with other staff members, creating and following treatment plans, and making referrals.
While both careers require a graduate degree and similar courses in basic counseling skills, the differences are in the coursework and focus. Students in school counseling may target specific issues—educational, developmental, and behavioral—appropriate and relevant to a specific age range while clinical counseling students may focus on varying therapy styles, methods, and techniques.”-https://counseling.northwestern.edu/blog/whats-right-for-me-clinical-counseling-versus-school-counseling/
New! Mental Health School-Based Clinical Counseling
The School District of Athens is excited to partner with Bridge Community Health Clinic to provide private professional counseling services in the security and convenience of the school facilities. These services are available to any Athens/Maple Grove student desiring confidential, Licensed Professional Counseling (LPC) for any social, private, academic, physical, emotional, intellectual or vocational issue. If you are interested in more information, please contact me at email@example.com
Cost: Billing is handled directly through the outside counseling agency. Agencies will work with families for whom insurance or fees are a barrier.
Easier access to professional services.
Parents do not have to leave work or juggle schedules to transport students.
Increased student time in the classroom.
Protections afforded by utilizing LPC.