Counseling

Please feel free to reach out to our counselor! Email is always the best way to reach Mrs. Driesler. 
 
Brittany Driesler
208-468-4622 ext. 3316
Google Number only available during office hours (8am-3pm): 
619-800-5030
 
 

Our School Counseling Program

 

I am looking forward to another school year working with our great students, parents, and staff.  Here is a brief overview of our counseling program.

 

School counselors base their work on student performance standards set forth by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA).  These standards fall into three categories: Academic Development, Career Development, and Personal/Social Development.  A complete description of these categories is available at www.schoolcounselor.org.

 

Using those standards, here is a list of some of the functions I perform as the school counselor:

 

~ Teach counseling related subjects in each classroom at various times throughout the school year.  The lessons are designed to promote school success. 

~ Act as a student advocate

~ Promote academic success for all students

~ Conduct brief individual and small group counseling to promote school success

~ Assist with individual student planning

~ Participate in parent education

~ Consult with teachers and other professionals

~ Provide crisis counseling

~ Give families information about community resources

 

Some of the student needs I get to help with as the school counselor are:

* Study skills

* Social skills, including friendship and conflict management

* Problem solving

* Coping with new situations (e.g. moving, new baby, blended family, deployment)

* School problems (i.e. bullying)

* Anger management

* Grief and loss

* Family concerns (i.e. divorce, foster care, remarriage)

 

Please note, school counselors do not provide long-term therapy in the school environment.