• Counseling Department DLD Resources

Confidentiality

  • Please be advised that while school counselors do not provide therapy at schools as counselors, we are also not providing tele mental health counseling/ tele counseling*. We can communicate with students on platforms such as email and Google Meet for academic, college/career, and social/emotional development as outlined by American School Counseling Association standards. There are confidentiality limitations to speaking with students through email or Google Meet, such as unintended viewers or recipients.

    What is considered confidential? All information except:

    • Drug use, including alcohol
    • Pregnancy
    • Sexual or physical abuse
    • That you may harm yourself or someone else

    * Georgia requires that Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Licensed Professional Counselors, who provide telemental health services, attend at least a 6 hour CE training on telemental health counseling.

Managing your mental health during NCP
  • GCPS does not endorse or recommend any of the agencies/resources listed on this website, as this list is for informational use only. Any fees incurred are the responsibility of the parent and/or student. This is not a complete list of resources or assistance available in Gwinnett or the Metro Atlanta Area. Please check with your insurance provider for referrals as well as with other sources of information for additional resources.

Students

    • Counselors will continue to check the Counselor Appointment Request form available on e-Class. Please remember you must be logged into your GCPS Google account in order to fill-out the form. Counselors will respond to you via GCPS Google email. Please check your GCPS Google email accounts. If appropriate, counselors will send you directions on starting a Google Meet.
    • Also, even if you do not make an appointment, please continue to check your GCPS Google email. This will be the main line of communication between counselors and students.

Parents/Guardians

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