Any student at Lancaster has access to the counseling office for individual counseling during their day. My role at Lancaster is to provide counseling that is brief and solution-focused in nature. I often work with students for several meetings, touch base with parents after a few weeks, and then determine whether outside counseling should be pursued.
Should your child need to spend more time with an outside therapist, I can easily provide a list of referral names and contact information to you.
The majority of the groups I run are social skills groups. Some of the students that participate in these groups may need to develop some new friendships. Others struggle with making and maintaining last friendships. There is a strong focus on the following:
I also facilitate the following groups on an as needed basis:
Students can be referred for groups either through their classroom teacher or through the parents/guardians. The groups run approximately 6-8 weeks and last 30 minutes. The student's classroom teacher provides an appropriate time that the student can leave class so that the student will not miss any direct instruction.
*Groups are conducted based upon the demand and number of students available to participate.