I offer Individual counseling to first through fifth grade students. Julie Anderson, counselor at Tilden Hogge, is the counselor for McBrayer's Kindergarten students located at the Early Education Center. Students may be referred for counseling by a parent, a teacher or themselves. Counseling can be ongoing or short-term based on the problem/situation. Issues that a school counselor might address with students:
Many times, students will request a visit with the counselor regarding a situation at school and we will meet briefly to try to resolve the situation, particularly if there has been a problem on the playground/hallway/lunchroom with another student(s). I encourage students to go home and share with parents and guardians that we spoke and explain why we met.
If the problem situation resulted in some type of consequence, the student will usually meet with the Principal or Assistant Principal . The counselor does not see students for discipline, but rather to assist in conflict resolution so that the student may return to class and have productive work time.
If a student requires on-going counseling, the counselor will contact the parent to discuss the issues.
Serious behavior problems or certain family issues may require more in-depth counseling with a licensed professional counselor at an outside agency. I can assist you with more information about resources in the community for counseling.
I can be reached by phone at 606-784-1204 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.