Counseling Corner

  • Hello,

    I have the privilege of providing a variety of services within the school community aimed at supporting our student’s social, emotional, and academic needs. My role encompasses counseling, classroom teaching, and coordinating.  

    Services include: 

    Individual counseling: I provide individual short term counseling services. Parents or teachers may refer a child for counseling or the student may initiate the contact.

    Group Counseling: Groups are formed when children have similar needs. Sometimes children are in groups to serve as role models, to support others, or because they are interested in the topic. Groups focus on: separation/divorce, social thinking, self-regulation and feelings, anxiety and stress, or friendship topics. 

    Classroom teaching: I visit classes to share stories and teach age appropriate lessons from our District Counseling Curriculum. Lessons include topics such as social thinking,mindset, mindfulness, communication skills, friendship skills, and conflict resolution.

    Parent Support: I am also available as a resource to parents. You are welcome to come in to discuss topics such as discipline, separation/divorce, moving, death, academic concerns, school adjustment or any other topic of concern. Feel free to stop in.

    A final note... 

    Sometimes changes at home can have an impact on a child at school. If you have changes at home, feel free to contact me to let me know so we can be more sensitive to your child’s needs here at school.

    When a situation warrants, I call parents concerning my involvement with their child. However, because interaction with children is such an integral part of the school day, I do not routinely contact parents for every child I see. Feel free to contact me any time you have questions, concerns, or would just like to touch base during the year.

    Warmest regards,

    Liz Candeias