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Counseling at OLG

 

Our Lady of Grace Catholic School provides a full-time counselor to our students.
The OLG school counselor has many roles within the school such as:
  • Implements classroom guidance lessons, small group activities, and solution-focused brief student counseling
  • Organizes and hosts workshops for parents and community members
  • Leads and manages the positive behavioral and support system, Panther PRIDE
  • Creates unique opportunities students to learn about social and emotional growth
  • Provides strategies for students to overcome academic challenges
  • Works collaboratively with other members on the Leadership Team to make systemic decisions
  • Creates and provides a new student program to assist new students transition to school culture including academics, expectations, study skills, and time management
  • Serves as a member on the Crisis Team
  • Coordinates with Duke TIP program

How can your school counselor help?

For Students:

  • Working well with others
  • Feeling good about yourself
  • Learning how to make decisions and solve problems
  • Managing your feelings (stress, worry, anger, etc.)
  • Learning how to control your behavior
  • Getting organized
  • Dealing with peer pressure and bullying
  • Setting and achieving goals
  • Planning for high school, college and your career

For Parents:

  • Exploring ways to help your child succeed
  • Improving parent-child communications
  • Providing recommendations for community resources
  • Understanding the developmental changes of childhood through adolescence
  • Supplying information on a variety of subjects
Students can connect with the counselor through self-referral, at the request of the counselor, parent referral, administrative referral, and teacher or staff referral.