Counseling Corner - Welcome from Mrs. Healy!
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.
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. For younger children, I offer Child Centered Play Therapy (detailed information available upon request).
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 skills, feelings, anger management, 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 listening and social skills, friendship, 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 and borrow books from the Parenting Library, which is housed in my office.
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.
Cathy Healy, MS Ed