Thornell Road Counseling
Welcome Thornell Road families.
The Pittsford School Counseling Program is comprehensive, developmental, and preventive in nature. It is designed to help all students become effective learners, achieve personal and social goals, and develop into responsible, contributing members of a global society.
As School Counselor at Thornell Road, I am one of the fortunate staff that works with students throughout their elementary years. There are many services that I provide for students, classrooms, families, and staff.
Classroom lessons are designed to be age appropriate and build upon varied skills throughout the elementary years. I visit primary classrooms to teach age appropriate lessons in social skills, teamwork, problem solving, self regulation and conflict resolution. Intermediate grades learn about growth mindset, pursuing challenges, self-advocacy, communication skills, standing up for self and others, doing one’s best work, and being one’s best self.
Individual counseling can be provided on a short-term basis to assist with school based social, emotional, and academic challenges. Students, parents, or teachers may initiate services by contacting me directly. My contact information is below.
Peer support groups are formed when there are students with similar needs. Groups typically focus on friendship and social skills, changing families, anxiety and stress management, and school transition.
Professionally, I also participate and collaborate on a variety of school and district teams. I serve on the Social Emotional Learning Committee, Instructional Support Team, Pupil Services Team, Crisis Team, District Counseling Steering Committee, Distrct Trauma, Illness and Grief Steering Committee, and District Counseling Advisory Council.
I am also available to families to discuss and support any concerns that may affect a child's ability to learn. Please do not hesitate to contact me; my email and voicemail are private and confidential. Working together we will be most successful!
Lisa Hems, School Counselor