What Does a School Counselor Do?

  • What Does A School Counselor Do?

    • School counselors serve all the students at a school and help them to be their best.
    • Facilitate classroom “Life Skills” lessons aligned with state standards.
    • Consult with parents, teachers, and administrators.
    • Provide materials for teachers and parents on topics related to guidance and counseling standards when needed.
    • Visit students who could use care and support from an extra adult.
    • Counsel students in a general way in small groups centered around shared needs like divorce/changing families, grief, anger management, etc.
    • Counsel students individually.
    • Teach social skills and coping skills.
    • School counseling is brief, general, and solution-focused and should not be a replacement for therapeutic counseling.