School Counseling Blog Posts


Counseling Awareness Month 2018: A Counselor Can Help

Sometimes the role of a counselor can be blurred and confusing. Did you know a counselor can help you recover from addiction? What about planning your college goals or career dreams? Counselors can help you with a wide range of concerns and assist you in obtaining your aspirations. This April, the American Counseling Association (ACA) has designated their Counseling Awareness Month with the theme: A Counselor Can Help. Read more on the many different ways counselors can help you achieve wellness!

4 Relationships Every School Counselor Should Have

One of the major roles of a school counselor is a collaborator throughout the school. With a focus on the holistic health, academic success and personal/social development of students, school counselors work with psychologists, nurses, principals and teachers to support students in achieving their own success.

Working Together on Self-Care: School Counselors and Teachers

During their graduate program, school counselors are often taught about self-care as a counselor and the prevention of burnout. When working with students, these same concepts can be applied to teachers. One of the roles that school counselors play in education is that of collaborator. Without teamwork within the school, students may not receive the resources that they need to succeed. Naturally, school counselors can help teachers address their burnout and assist in ways such as reducing teacher-student relationship stress, improving communication with families, and help students in conflict when it's affecting their classroom learning.

How Substance Abuse Counseling Found Its Way Into Schools

When addressing substance abuse in children and adolescents, counseling can manifest in many forms. In some areas, the primary school counselor receives substance abuse education, enabling them to provide services to students [...]

Teen Dating Violence Awareness: The School Counselor's Role

Teen dating violence occurs in nearly 1.5 million high school students across the country. Ultimately, prevention and intervention are sought to stop teen dating violence (TDV) before it begins. At the school level, the National Institute of Justice suggests that interventions at the school-level combined with those in the classroom produced ideal outcomes in lower levels of dating conflicts and sexual harassment.

Guidance to School Counselor: The Evolution of Professional School Counseling

The role of today's school counselor evolved from the creation of vocational guidance provided by teachers after the Industrial Revolution. From mental health education to career preparation, the professional school counselor has grown to become an essential occupation for the academic, career, and social/emotional development for every student.