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School Counseling Services

Our school counseling team at WMS works closely with administrators, teachers, students and their families to provide direct, indirect & responsive services for our student population. Direct services are face-to-face services with our students (whether in our office or the classroom) and where we love to spend the majority of our time. Indirect services include organizing and facilitating meetings with school stakeholders to help ensure our students' needs are being monitored and addressed. Responsive services include addressing unforeseeable and emergency situations related to the physical and emotional safety of our students.

Direct counseling Services

Direct services are in-person interactions between school counselors and students and include the following:

  •  School counseling core curriculum: This curriculum consists of structured lessons designed to help students attain the desired competencies and to provide all students with the knowledge, attitudes and skills appropriate for their developmental level. 
  • Individual student planning: : School counselors coordinate ongoing systemic activities designed to assist students in establishing personal goals and developing future plans.
  • Responsive services: Responsive services are activities designed to meet students’ immediate needs and concerns. Responsive services may include counseling in individual or small-group settings or crisis response.
  • Short-term small group counseling (6-8 sessions)

Indirect counseling services

Indirect services are provided on behalf of students as a result of the school counselors’ interactions with others including referrals for additional assistance, consultation and collaboration with parents, teachers, other educators and community organizations.

  • Parent/guardian meetings and presentations
  • Student Advocacy  via:
    • Leading Coordination of Services Team (COST)
    • Facilitating Student Support Team (SST) meeting
    • Support 504 Updates
  • Collaboration and Consultation with teachers and staff regarding addressing student needs