• DMS Counselors

    … assist students with

    • Understanding self and feelings.
    • Making difficult choices.
    • Setting goals.
    • Developing their individuality vs. peer pressure.
    • Learning self discipline and responsibility to self, family, and society.
    • Developing coping skills.
    • Resolving conflicts effectively.
    • Learning how school performance relates to future opportunities.
    • Learning to recognize and make the best of their abilities.

    …Offer students

    • Classroom guidance lessons.
    • Individual counseling and crisis intervention support.
    • A safe place to talk.
    • Conflict intervention.
    • Anger Management skills.
    • Study skills assistance.
    • Group support for specific issues.
    • Character education.
    • A safe and caring environment.

    How Does a Student See a Counselor?

    • Self—Referral
    • Request of a counselor
    • Parent referral
    • Teacher/staff referral
    • Referral by friend(s)
    • Administrative referral

    Why Do Parents Contact the School Counselor?

    • Concerns over student achievement
    • Family health problems
    • Test interpretation
    • Discussing special needs of their child
    • Early discussion of potential crisis
    • Family difficulties or concerns
    • New school registration/orientation