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Individual Counseling
Students can see the counselor and work with her for a variety of reasons including anxiety, organization, study skills, friendship problems, coping with stress, self-control, grief and loss, and issues related to self-esteem and divorce/separation.

Small Groups
Small group counseling is provided based upon the needs of the students. The counselor will assess these needs based upon referrals throughout the school year. Topics for small groups might include study skills, anger management, and social skills.

Classroom Counseling Lessons
The counselors teach lessons in Kindergarten every week and teach lessons in 1st-5th grades every other week. Some topics include listening skills, friendship, feelings, social skills, safety, and character traits.

Parent Resources

As a St. Gabriel family, you will have access to counseling resources outside of the school environment. These include:

  • Books: Our counselors have a large inventory of books for parents to borrow. Please contact our counselors if you wish to borrow a book. 

  • Referrals: Please contact our counselors if you would like a referral for outside community services.

  • Click here for more online resources from our St. Gabriel Counseling Department.



Mrs. Anderson

1st, 3rd & 5th Grade
M, T, W, & F
(704) 366-2409 Ext. 259

Mrs. Nicole Downing

2A, 2B, & 4th Grade

Monday through Thursday
(704) 366-2409 Ext. 273

Mrs. Pedroli

K & 2C, 2D

Tues, Wed, Thurs

(704) 366-2409 Ext. 259



Parent Resources

Second Step

40 Developmental Assets

(for children ages 5-12)

Parent Toolkit

Grief and Loss








(Anxiety and Depression Association of America)

American Psychological Association

Child Mind Institute

National Institute of Mental Health


General Information

American School Counselor Association

The Rankin Institute at Fletcher School

Common Sense Media

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