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School Counselor

jessican weissMeet Ms. Weiss

 

College: The University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (B.S.), Adams State University (M.A.)

Loves: The mountains, fall weather, coffee, and baking

Excited to: Support your student's academic and social/emotional growth!

 

Contact Ms. Weiss

Phone: (720) 897-9314

Email: jweiss@gvaschools.org

If you’d like to help support the counseling program, here are a few ways you can do so:

  • Ask your student(s) about their counseling lessons! Find out what they’re learning so you can support these skills at home.
  • E-mail me and volunteer to help prepare counseling materials (copying, cutting, laminating, organizing)
  • Have another idea? Please let me know! A parent-school partnership is how we best support all of our students!

What Does A School Counselor Do?

 

The school counselor is here to support every single student in the building! The counselor does the following:

  • Teaches classroom lessons to all students about a variety of social-emotional topics
  • Runs group counseling activities to support student growth
  • Performs individual student planning to help students with goal setting, understanding their own interests and skills, and achieving their potential
  • Provides brief, solution-focused individual counseling to support academic, social-emotional success
  • Provides support during crises
  • Collaborates with school staff, families, and community agencies to support students
  • Provides referrals for appropriate community resources
  • The school counselor does not:
  • Take disciplinary action with students
  • Only provide career guidance
  • Tell parents or teachers what to do
  • Provide long-term therapy

Group Counseling

 

With a caregiver’s consent, the following topics may be covered when there is an identified need with multiple students:

  • New student support
  • Friendship skills
  • Social skills
  • Managing anger
  • Managing worry
  • Managing stress
  • Changing families
  • Self-control
  • Mindfulness
  • Building self-esteem
  • Grief recovery
  • Study skills
  • Conflict resolution
  • Responsibility skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Deployment support

 

Topics Covered in Classroom Counseling Lessons

  • Growth mindset
  • Study skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Self-advocacy (asking for help)
  • Responsibility
  • Friendship
  • Respecting differences
  • Social skills
  • Respect
  • Empathy
  • Emotions
  • Mindfulness
  • Self-regulation
  • Coping skills
  • Managing frustration/anger
  • Stress management
  • Conflict resolution
  • Self-esteem & confidence
  • Kindness
  • Resiliency
  • Communication
  • Self-care
  • And so much more!