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School Counseling
Amy Calbaugh Phone Icon 423-870-0621 Email Icon Email



Welcome to Hixson Elementary School Counseling!




What does an elementary school counselor do?

  • Helps ALL children
  • Teaches classroom guidance lesson
  • Works with children individually and in small group
  • Consults with parents and teachers
  • Conducts parent workshops
  • Assists with crisis intervention

How does a student get to see the counselor?

  • The student may ask to go to the counselor’s office
  • A parent, teacher and/or administrator can refer a student
  • A school friend may invite him or her for a special visit

What might a student talk about while in the counseling office?

  • Feelings about him/herself
  • Difficulty in making or getting along with friends
  • A family problem
  • A school problem
  • A fear or worry
  • A physical concern
  • The need for a little tender loving care
What might a student do in the counselor’s office?
  • Talk about things that are important to children
  • Use puppets to help express feelings and problems
  • Talk about feelings
  • Work on a plan to reach a goal
  • Read stories
  • Go to a safe place to calm down when feeling upset
  • Play games to learn ways to relate to others
In any counseling situation,
confidentiality is maintained except: 
                     1.    In cases of suspected abuse or neglect.
                     2.    If a child poses a danger to self or others.
                     3.    The child and/or parent/guardian gives 
                                   permission to share information.