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Reasons for Appointment
Posted On: 8/24/2013

 

There are many reasons that a student may want to make an appointment to see the school counselor.  Below are some examples of the most common reasons.

  • a fear or a worry  
  • difficulties in making and getting along with friends  
  • a family problem  
  • a school problem

 

A student may also be referred by a teacher or a parent to see the school counselor for various reasons.  Below are some examples of the most common reasons:

  • Classroom or School Behavior Problems- shyness or aggression, motivational issues, daydreaming, test anxiety, constantly needs attention, or poor organization / study habits   
  • Situational Adjustment Problems- transitions and loss through death, divorce, separation, blended families, new home, new school, or illness  
  • Peer Difficulties- difficulties making or keeping friends, bullying or being bullied, or sibling relationship issues


 

A parent may want to make an appointment with the school counselor for various reasons.  Below are some examples of the most common reasons:

 

  • Parenting Difficulties- discipline, communication, parenting skills, or homework issues  
  • Child's Behavioral Issue- bullying, getting along with peers, or other social/emotional concerns  
  • Referrals- parents may seek more intensive services for their child or family and the counselor can provide a list of local behavioral healthcare options