The T. N. Tatem Middle School counselors know how to listen and help.
They'll take your problem seriously and help you to find a good solution. They are trained to help with everything; not just school stuff. The counselors can help you deal with the sadness when someone has died as well as advise you on taking the right classes to get into The college of your dreams.
It takes a lot of training to be a school counselor. Many of the counsellors have college degrees and Master's degrees; they also have special training and certification in counseling. One of the many good things about school counsellors is that they are up-to-date on all the top things that affect students, including any trends that might affect your school.
T. N . Tatem Middle School counselors can give you all sorts of tips and support on solving problems and making good decisions. Chances are that whatever problem you have, your counsellor has seen it before — and has lots of good advice on how to help you work through it. Counsellors can give you tips on standing up for yourself if you are being bullied, managing stress, talking to your parents, and dealing with anger and other difficult moods. Counsellors also can advise you on problems you may have with a teacher, such as communication difficulties or questions over grades.
School counsellors are plugged in to the rest of the school community and, in many cases, the outside community as well. So they can refer students to outside resources like substance abuse treatment centers, professional therapists, and even health clinics.
It can help to know the different types of support your counsellor offers — even if you don't think you need it now. Some schools and school districts use their websites to explain what counsellors do and how to get a counselling appointment. You may find their services listed under headings like "student resources," " student services," or "student counseling."
Your school's website may also explain the roles of other school staff members who can help students with problems or school issues. Depending on the size of your school, these people may include school psychologists, tutors, college or career counselors, and school nurses. The counsellor's role varies from school to school and district to district, so don't assume your counsellor provides the same services as the counsellor in a friend's school.