The primary role of the elementary school counselor is to be a support for the students’ academic, personal, and/or social needs. School counselors also collaborate and consult with staff and parents regarding how best to meet the needs of students. Group and individual counseling services are available to students in Pre-Kinder through Sixth grade. The most common issues addressed in group counseling are friendship, getting along, and expressing emotions appropriately. Groups typically run for 4-6 weeks.
The counselor provides classroom guidance lessons which encourage and teach children the many skills needed for personal development, career exploration, and educational development.