Welcome to the Wolfe City Independent School District Counseling Homepage!
The mission of the Counseling Department is to create and sustain effective comprehensive counseling, guidance programs, and services that help students to become lifelong learners and responsible citizens, by promoting each student's personal growth and academic development.
School counselors work closely with administrators, teachers, parents, and the community to support the WCISD mission, and accomplish goals with focus on the three strands of guidance: academic success, college and career readiness, and personal/social development of all students.
What is a School Counselor?
A school counselor is a certified, trained, and caring professional that assists students in acquiring the skills they need to develop their personal, social, and education goals.
What Services Can a School Counselor Provide? I provide many services at school working with students, parents, and teachers. Some of these services include the following:
Classroom Guidance: Preventive education directed at all students in the classroom through monthly character development education, based around the themes of kindness and compassion. Some of the other topics I cover during the school year are: Bucketfilling, Bullying, Online Safety, Career Education, Feelings, Acceptance, Responsibility, Friendship, Tobacco & Drug Prevention, and Making Healthy Choices.
Small Group Counseling: Education and activities directed at small groups of students with similar needs and concerns. Small group counseling gives students the opportunity to share their feelings in a safe and caring environment and helps them to understand that they are not alone. A few of the groups I provide at school are:
Friendship: Students develop skills to enhance their relationships with peers.
Changing Families: Students experiencing separation or loss, learn healthy coping skills to deal with the grieving process (divorce, death, etc.)
Individual Counseling: One-on-one counseling is intended to assist a student individually with a problem or concern. Individual school guidance counseling is always confidential and very effective in dealing with school related and/or minor personal issues. Please keep in mind that school counseling is short-term, lasting 8-10 sessions and meeting once weekly for approximately 30 minutes. If a parent feels that their child requires more in-depth counseling, a referral can be made to outside community agencies and resources.
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