How can my child participate in counseling?
If you would like your child to participate in a counseling group, or if your child needs individual counseling, you may complete a Virtual Counseling Services Request Form.
If you would like to speak with us, please set up an appointment here.
Despite denial of permission, your child will still participate in all other counseling related services such as: classroom instruction, school-wide activities and crisis intervention.
What is Individual Counseling?
Individual counseling supports students in crisis and those having unique issues unable to be addressed in groups. Individual counseling usually happens once a week. The number of sessions varies. Individual counseling should be viewed as a short term teaching and support service rather than therapy.
What are the school counseling services that are available?
Landis' comprehensive counseling program contains four components:
Helping all students develop basic life skills in the areas of self-confidence, motivation to achieve, decision making, effectiveness and responsible behavior.
With preventive and remedial interventions the counselor works with student, parents and other professionals to move students toward resolution of their problems.
Students are guided as they manage their educational and personal-social development.
School counselors consult with teachers and administrators on behalf of students, parents and staff.
Check out our Schoology page for Parent, Staff and Student information and activities: Counseling Connections
What are Counseling Groups?
Groups consist of several students near the same age who share a common concern. The counselor leads activities designed to help the children develop appropriate coping skills. Groups meet once a week over a period of 4 to 8 weeks. Some types of groups are:
Help students of divorce deal with changes in the family structure.
Social Skills Groups
Help students find new ways to make and keep friends.
Help students deal with the loss of someone or something that they loved. Students address their sadness and learn coping skills.
Conflict Resolution Groups
Teach techniques of listening, clarifying issues and planning for peaceful resolution of conflicts.
Alcoholism/Drug Abuse Groups
Students are exposed to the illness of addiction and its effect on the family. Students identify ways to survive living with addicted family and community members.
Students learn to identify their own abilities and potential. Students learn the importance of their contribution to the school environment.
Anger Control Groups
Children learn how to be proactive as opposed to reactive in their life experiences at school
Student Assistance Program (SAP)
These are small groups geared toward teaching students skills needed to prevent violence, build resilience, and develop conflict resolution skills needed to be successful for daily living.