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:
Stressful Family Situations
Grief and Loss
Crisis and Coping Strategies
Problem Solving and Decision Making
Peer Relationship Counseling
Defiant/ Risky Behavior and Interventions
Behavior Management Plans
High School Academic Planning
Transition to High School, then to College
Organizational, Study and Test Taking Skills
Job Shadowing Experiences
Post Secondary Educational Planning and Application Process
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.
www.northlandcounseling.org (local help)
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).
Defiant/ Risky Behavior
www.supportwithinreach.org Violence Resource Center
www.stopdomesticabuse.org Domestic Violence Help