Individual and Small Group Counseling

Individual Counseling

Students may need to meet with the school counselor individually for a wide variety of reasons. Some students like to drop by to see the counselor if they are having a bad day and just need someone to talk to who will listen. Students may also be referred for individual counseling by staff regarding academic/personal/social/behavior issues.
School counseling individual sessions are short term and educational in design rather than therapeutic. Individual sessions typically take place over three to four short sessions. Counseling sessions that take place are confidential. This means that the information that is discussed may not be disclosed to anyone. The only exception is if disclosure of information will protect the student and/or his or her peers from danger or harm. 

Individual counseling is not intended to be a substitute for diagnosis or treatment for any mental health disorder. Riverside has a Centerstone Counselor available for students with more therapeutic needs. If interested in further counseling services for your child, please visit the Centerstone Project Basic page. I have also listed additional available Resources in the community and will be happy to assist you in finding further help.

Small Groups

Group counseling topics are based on the needs of students. Teachers, staff, and parents may refer a student for small group counseling. The groups consist of 3 to 6 students who share a similar problem or interest. Small group counseling focuses on social-emotional learning skills.  Confidentiality ethics also apply to small groups.