Ms. Nikki Teasley
Confidentiality is an important aspect of counseling; this is how the school counselor builds a relationship of trust with the student.
What the child says during a counseling session is to remain between the school counselor and the child, unless:
- The child is in imminent danger.
- The child is threatening to harm self or someone else.
- The child reports an incident of abuse and/or neglect.
- The child gives permission to disclose.
When a breach of confidentiality is necessary, it is my responsibility to make a report to the appropriate agencies, support staff and/or parents depending on the situation.
School Counseling Program
I have the opportunity of working with students through classroom lessons, small groups, and individual counseling. I also collaborate with school staff and parents in order to best meet the needs of the students.
I visit each classroom monthly and have the chance to interact with every student during these lessons. Lessons typically last 30 minutes in length and cover topics such as understanding feelings of self and others, developing coping and problem solving skills, friendship skills, and study skills. I also lead community circles within the classrooms. * During distance learning I have created a schedule with all classroom teachers to visit and provide a SEL ( social emotional lesson) to students on a monthly basis.
Small Group Counseling
A variety of small groups are offered to students who may benefit from spending some extra time developing academic, social or emotional skills along with their peers, and to students who are coping with similar life situations. Groups can have anywhere from 3-7 members and typically meet once a week. I work closely with teachers with the group referral process.
Some students can benefit from one-on-one counseling regarding academic, social, or emotional challenges. *During distance learning if individual support is needed please contact me directly via email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Parent/Teacher consultation
- Crisis Counseling
- IEP support (as needed)
- Referrals for outside services and community resources
- Student Leadership