SUE CONSTAN, NBCT, M.Ed.
Wilkes School CounselorPhone: (206)780-3023Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Counseling at Wilkes Elementary School
Counseling services are available for every student at Wilkes Elementary School. These services include assistance with help with home, school and/or social concerns, or any topic a student would like to discuss. As a parent, if you wish to talk with me about your student, please contact me directly at 206-780-3023 or email@example.com.One of the main focuses of the school counseling program at Wilkes Elementary School is to teach and foster social/emotional skills to all students to help them navigate their elementary school years and beyond. I often ask students “What is your strategy?” Elementary school is the best time to teach healthy strategies to deal with stress and anxiety and the many curve balls that arise as students work their way through their school age years. The goal of the counseling program at Wilkes Elementary School is to provide social/emotional learning opportunities through school wide activities, classroom guidance lessons and group and individual counseling activities that encourage social emotional growth and skill development.
Below is my counseling Mission Statement:
I have a strong belief in Positive Psychology and strive to incorporate these tenants into my school counseling practice. The core assumptions of Positive Psychology are:
- Relationships are the key to success
- Positive focus leads to positive outcomes
- Humans have a distinct ability to change
- Strengths are fuel for change
- There are strengths in every child, youth, family and community
As a professional school counselor, I am committed to:
- Abide by the professional school counseling ethics as advocated by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA).
- Work and cooperate with teachers, administrators, parents and community resources to strive for the goal of academic, personal/social, and career success for all students. Assist all students through individual and group counseling, classroom guidance lessons, collaboration, consultation, advocacy, and leadership.
- Consider all students, regardless of their ethnicity, culture, sexual orientation, religious or spiritual identity, socio-economic status or learning differences when planning and implementing the school counseling program.
- Strive to be preventative in design and geared toward the developmental stages of all students as they move through their schooling career.
- Respect all students’ values and beliefs and not impose my personal values.
- Participate in professional development activities essential to maintain a quality school counseling program.
- Be knowledgeable of laws, regulations, and policies related to students.
- Be an advocate for all students.