School Counseling Services

What Do School Counselors Do?

Personal/Social/Emotional Counseling

  • Individual and Small Group Counseling

  • Address topics such as Healthy Relationships, Physical and Sexual Abuse, Peer Pressure, Conflict Resolution, Substance Use

  • Assist with difficult family situations and maintaining success in school

  • Collaborate with community resources and mental health professionals, coordinate care services, make referrals 

  • Stress Management and Crisis Support

  • Provide brief, solution focused counseling and coping skills development  

  • Safety and Support Plans

Academic Counseling and Development

  • Assist students with creating a four-year high school program that is relevant to student's strengths, interests, abilities, and post-high school plans

  • Counsel students experiencing academic challenges and developing strategies for improvement, as well as collaboration and referrals to available academic resources at BEHS

  • Assist students with the development of executive functioning skills-organization, study skills, problem solving, time management, prioritizing

  • Credit Evaluations/Reviews with all students

  • Collaborate with school teams to provide appropriate educational programming for all students

Career/College Development 

  • Career explorations and development activities implemented in small groups, classrooms and individually, ie: career interest inventories, aptitude assessments, and career exploration resources, etc.

  • Help students understand the connection between school and the world of work 

  • Workshops offered for resume building, college essay support, college searching and the application process

  • Junior and Senior Planning Presentations in classrooms   

  • Coordinate College/Career/Post-Grad Planning Nights and financial aid programs in the evening for parents    

  • Direct students to a variety of available resources about colleges and careers

  • Provide college representative visits, college tours, career/trade technical school information sessions 
  • Provide job shadowing, internship and job opportunities for students
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