Small Group Counseling
The School Counselor offers counseling sessions throughout the year for students in grades Pre-K through 4th. This experience is a great way for students to benefit from personal growth as well as to gain support from their peers with similar needs. The school counselor typically plans groups through parent and teacher referrals. Groups are created as needed according to varying topics and usually last for about six weeks. Small groups may focus on anger management, friendship, social skills, study skills, motivation/confidence building, changing families/divorce, and mindfulness. Practicing mindfulness is helpful for children with anxiety or attention difficulties.
Small groups enhance skill building by allowing students to practice skills in a smaller setting and to give/receive feedback from peers. Small groups also provide encouragement and support.