Personal Counseling

What can I talk to my School Counselor about?

Licensed School Counselors in Minnesota have Master’s degrees in Counseling. They are highly trained specialists serving youth in school settings.

School Counselors serve a vital role in maximizing student achievement. Following are some of the ways that school counselors help students:

Individual Counseling
Stressful Family Situations
Grief and Loss
Mental Health
Substance Abuse
Crisis and Coping Strategies
Problem Solving and Decision Making
Peer Relationship Counseling
Conflict Resolution
Group Counseling 
Defiant/ Risky Behavior and Interventions
Behavior Management Plans
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High School Academic Planning
Transition to High School, then to College
Organizational, Study and Test Taking Skills
Goal Setting
Job Shadowing Experiences
Post Secondary Educational Planning and Application Process
College Selection
Financial Aid and Scholarship Information
Career Counseling and Planning

School counselors also work closely with parents, teachers and administrators in meeting student needs. Today’s teenagers live in an exciting time, with an increasingly diverse population, a mobile society with advanced technologies, and many expanding opportunities. However, today's society also brings a great deal of complexity and stress to the lives of teens. School counselors are able to assist students with the many choices and stressors they face during a critical decision making time in their lives.


Substance Abuse

www.drugabuse.gov

www.drugfree.org

www.aboutmydrinking.org

www.abovetheinfluence.org

http://www.al-anon.alateen.org

http://www.pharmacy-technician.net/prescription-abuse

www.northlandcounseling.org (local help)

 

Mental Health

www.aacap.org/cs/resource.centers

www.nimh.nih.gov

http://www.focusas.com/Anxiety.html

www.worrywisekids.org

www.depression.com

http://www.erikaslighthouse.org

http://kidshealth.org/parent/emotions/feelings/understanding_depression.html

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/depression/DS00175

http://www.lessons4living.com/depression.htm

 
Suicide Prevention

Text the word "LIFE" to 839863 to receive text crisis counseling form 3:00 p.m. - midnight, 7 days per week.  Phone counseling is available at 1-800-273-TALK(8255). 

www.afsp.org

www.save.org

www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

 

Grief

www.childgrief.org

 

Eating Disorders

www.nationaleatingdisorders.org

http://www.allianceforeatingdisorders.com

 

Defiant/ Risky Behavior

www.search-institute.org/developmental-assets

 

Local Resources 

www.supportwithinreach.org Violence Resource Center

www.stopdomesticabuse.org Domestic Violence Help

http://www.cmhsreach.org/

http://www.northhomesinc.org/