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Welcome to the JCIB Middle School Counseling Website!




Why Middle School Counselors?

Middle school counselors are educators uniquely trained in child and adolescent development, learning strategies, self-management and social skills.. They implement a comprehensive school counseling program to support students through this important developmental period.  School counselors help students in the areas of academic, personal/emotional and career development. 

- Adapted from the American School Counselor Association, 2017 



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School counselors focus their skills, time and energy on direct and indirect services to students through several different formats.

Classroom Guidance:   Throughout the school year, I will teach lessons that address several topics including conflict resolution, career exploration, personal hygiene, bully awareness, etc. Lessons are designed from needs assessments as well as the comprehensive school counseling and guidance state model for Alabama Public Schools.

Small Group Counseling: Small group counseling provides students with assistance to improve skills in the areas of personal/social, academic and career development. It also provides a safe setting where children, along with their peers, can increase their self awareness and improve their cooperation and communication skills.These groups are conducted with no more than 6-8 individuals.  Topics can include grief, making friendships, handling conflict, regulating emotions, etc. Teacher and or counselor referrals are considered for participation. 

Individual Counseling
:  Students may see me on an individual basis for reasons such as stress, anxiety, depression, abuse, crisis situations, etc.  Conversations discussed between student and counselor will be kept confidential unless someone is hurting the student, the student wants to hurt someone or the student wants to hurt him/herself. 





                                               

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