Counseling Services Available at SVMS
What? Your counselor is here to provide you with support to help make your experience at SVMS a positive one. If you are ever struggling academically, socially, or emotionally, please do not hesitate to come down to the counseling office. Everything talked about in the counseling office is confidential, which means it stays between you and the counselor. The only time a counselor must break confidentiality is if you or another person are in danger of being harmed.
Why? Sometimes our feelings build up inside of us, like pressure building up in a balloon. If we continue to let our feelings build up, what will happen?... Our “emotional balloon” will “pop.” It is important for us to have a safe place to talk about our feelings, so that we can let the pressure out of the balloon a little bit at a time. Talking to a counselor can help you to not feel so overwhelmed. Even though a counselor may not be able to “fix” your problems, he/she can give you extra support and tools to help you.
How? Ask your teacher for a pass . Ask the counselor to send you a pass. Request by the counselor, principal, or assistant principal. Request by teachers, parents, friends, or peers.