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 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, bullying awareness and social skills.
Classroom Counseling Lessons
The counselors teach lessons on an as-needed basis in Kindergarten every week, and in 1st - 5th every other week. Some topics include, but are not limited to, listening/study skills, Kelso, Bucket Fillers, Character Traits, I-Care-Cat, bullying awareness, social/communication skills, tattling v. reporting, peer pressure, conflict management, safety, diversity and friendship.
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.
Bucket Fillers: Presentations, publications and products that teach the true meaning of kindness.
Grief and Loss:
Learning Disability Association of America (NC)
Signs of Dyslexia