We see students on an individual basis if they need assistance in dealing with a concern related to home or school. Students may request to see the counselor, or teachers or parents may refer them. Individual Counseling is brief and time-limited. If your child requires extensive individual counseling, we would be happy to refer you to providers outside of the school system.
Small Group Counseling
Students are sometimes referred by their teacher or the Student Support Team (SST) to participate in small group counseling. The small group provides each student with the support of his/her peers and the counselor to help develop his/her potential. These groups offer students opportunities to increase self-awareness, improve academic success, and learn problem-solving skills. Some small group session topics include but are not limited to resiliency, anger management, study skills, choice-making/behavior, grief, friendship, social skills, self-esteem, and family changes.
Classroom Core Curriculum
Counselors see classes on a regular basis. Guidance lessons follow Gwinnett County Counseling Competencies and Standards and address topics such as careers, testing, study skills, decision making, friendship, personal safety, and problem-solving.