WHAT IS COUNSELING?
Here at ACCE, we recognize that our students are faced with various dilemmas during there high school years. Therefore, we provide an opportunity for students to sort through difficult times in their journey with a supportive adult that is trained to listen and help make things clearer. This supportive relationship is referred to as counseling and is provided during school hours in our Positive Attitude Center. Depending on the issues and goals of the student, counseling can either be short term (few sessions) or long term (a year or more). The focus of counseling is not to give advice or to tell the student what to do, but to assist the student in coping with problems that can or can not be solved. We provide both individual and group counseling, as well as assist peers in mediating conflicts. There are times when a parent or guardian may be involved in the counseling process.
A parent may be contacted by a child’s counselor if:
- there is a threat that the child is a danger to him/herself or someone else,
- the child requests a family session, or
- additional services may be appropriate for the child
A parent/guardian may contact the counselor at any time. We can be reached at 410-396-7607.