Counseling Services


Confidentiality Statement: 
American School Counselors Association (ASCA)
 and its members affirm their belief in the student’s right to be treated with respect and dignity (ASCA, 2016, A.1.a). It is the school counselors’ responsibility to fully respect the right to privacy of those with whom they enter a counseling relationship and to provide an atmosphere of trust and confidence (Lazovsky, 2008; ASCA, A.2.).

A school counselor, who is in a counseling relationship with a student, has an ethical and legal obligation to keep information contained within that relationship. Confidentiality is the ethical and legal term ascribed to the information communicated within the counseling relationship, and it must be maintained unless keeping that information confidential leads to foreseeable harm (ASCA, 2016, A.2.e).

SMSD school counselors help with:

* Action plans        * Career awareness 
* Community links    * Conflict resolution
* Course selection     * Decision making  
* Development of self-concept     * Goal setting 
* Interpersonal communication   * Resiliency  
* Respecting others   * Study skills  
* Understanding differences