Why Visit the Counselor
Why would I want to visit a school counselor?
Did you know that a child may see the school counselor for:
• friendship problems?
• help with their feelings?
• a school phobia?
• motivation to achieve?
• coping with fear or loss?
• family changes?
• a physical concern?
• learning disabilities?
• goal setting?
• conflict management?
• study skills
Here are several reasons a student might want to talk to our school counselor:
• "I'm getting picked on in school and I don't know what to do."
• "My best friend isn't talking to me and it's making me really sad."
• "I want to show you what I just made in art. I'm very proud of it."
• "I'm new to this school, and I'm really scared!"
• "When am I going to get to be in a Friendship Group?"
• "I just want to talk to someone who won't laugh at me."
• "I did a lot better on my last math test, and I'm so excited to tell someone!"
• "Tim, Samantha and I had a problem at recess. Can you help us work it out?"
Did you know there are many things to do in the counselor's office?
Boys and girls can:
• talk about things that are important to them.
• use play and art media to learn about themselves and others.
• use puppets to help them talk about their feelings.
• be a part of a guidance group.
• just sit and think.