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West Kemper Elementary-- Counselor's Corner

What Do Elementary School Counselors Do?

  • Teach classroom guidance lessons
  • Facilitate short-term small group counseling
  • Provide immediate and short-term individual counseling
  • Work collaboratively with teachers and staff
  • Consult with Parents
  • Provide information and/or referrals for community resources for families

Elementary School Counselors Help Children

  • Understand themselves and develop a positive self-image
  • Show respect for the feelings of others
  • Understand the decision-making process
  • Maintain effective relationships with peers and adults
  • Gain an understanding of how the world work
  • Develop effective study skills 


Individual and Small Group Counseling are available to all students.  All counseling sessions require parent permission. While a counselor cannot provide on-going counseling, it may be appropriate for a student to receive short-term individual counseling.  When more attention and intervention is required, school counselors can act as a referral agent for parents to access counseling services within the community.