I really need someone to talk to. Can I talk to my counselor about non-academic stuff?
Many students work with counselors to discuss their academic needs and goals. However, as counselors, we are specifically trained to work with students dealing with numerous issues (i.e. personal, social, emotional). We are happy to meet with students and hope to provide a supportive and nurturing environment. Most importantly, we are professional counselors and maintain the rights of privacy for our students in most situations.
In addition, Mrs. Whittington also assists with our Peer Mediation program and can refer out to other community support agencies when necessary. Please contact your counselor if you feel you or your student could benefit from additional social-emotional support on campus.