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The Counseling Department is here to offer students nonjudgmental support in negotiating the varied aspects of teen life and student experience here at LWHS. The counselor is a faculty member with time dedicated for students to utilize for supportive conversation, problem solving, and help with coping skills. All students on campus are welcome to speak with the the LWHS counselor if they desire.
While the counselor is trained and licensed as a therapist, LWHS doesn’t offer ongoing psychotherapy on campus. This means that the counselor will not diagnose or offer treatment for any specific mental health disorders.
The counselor is available to help students and families figure out whether or not they need or want therapy, as well as what kind of therapy might be a good fit. The department prioritizes maintaining an up to date network in order to help students and families find a therapist, agency, or program that most fully meets their needs.
The counselor is here to work with the families of LWHS students as they support their students in the varied aspects of their lives.
Support for families includes:
Help accessing affordable services
Concerns for your child
Questions about how to support a teen
Help figuring out if your child or family needs outside support
Collaboration with outside providers
Families of students are welcome to get in touch by email, phone (415.333.4021 ext. 275), or stop by to say hello when on campus. A time can be scheduled to figure out how to best help a child and family get the support they need.
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The counselor also provides large and small group programming, in-service training, and consultation for faculty, staff, and administration. As part of the support team for each student, the counselor works closely with families, administrators, advisors, teachers, learning strategies, and outside professionals.
Support for faculty, staff, and administration includes:
Professional development trainings and workshops
Consultation with faculty and administration
Class visits and presentations
Classroom observation regarding student behavioral challenges or student dynamics
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A private school with public purpose, Lick-Wilmerding High School develops the head, heart, and hands of highly motivated students from all walks of life, inspiring them to become lifelong learners who contribute to the world with confidence and compassion.