A MESSAGE FROM YOUR COUNSELOR
It is my hope that this school year will be full of successful experiences for all students. Please feel free to contact me if you have any concerns about your child. Since I am the only counselor in the building, e-mail is the best way to make contact. My e-mail address is Hunt-Hollis.Dineisha.L@muscogee.k12.ga.us. You can also reach me by telephone at 706-683-8841. Please note that messages are returned within one week.
Best Wishes, Mrs. Hunt-Hollis. Ed.S, PSC, LPC
Reasons to See the School Counselor
-Making new friends
-Being teased or bullied
-To share feelings
-Change or loss
-To share good news
-Worried, stressed or sad
-Changing family or transition
-Tools to make good choices
How To See the Counselor
-Put a note in the box by my office
-Contact classroom teacher
-Send an e-mail or phone call
Types of Guidance Services
Classroom guidance is available to all classrooms every other week. Guidance lessons at St. Mary’s include lessons on monthly character words such as friendships, decision-making, problem-solving, social skills, general feelings, grief and loss, personal safety, careers, bullying prevention, self-esteem, setting goals, and conflict resolution.
Small group guidance provides a supportive environment for students experiencing commonly-shared concerns, such as stress, grief, divorce, anger, organization, friendship, etc. Small groups also give students the opportunity to share ideas and support one another. Students can see they are not the only ones feeling a certain way or going through a certain situation. Small groups are conducted based on the needs of our students. They typically run 5-6 weeks and the groups meet once a week for 20-30 minutes. These groups are offered to all students. Please contact me if you would like your child to participate in a small group. Parent permission is required.
Individual support is available to all students at the request of teachers, parents, or students. I am a resource to help students succeed in school. Individual support within the school setting is short-term. If your child tells you he/she met with me, please don’t be alarmed. Sometimes, students self-refer and visit with me once or twice and are able to solve their own problem. If students come to my office more than twice or it is of a serious nature, parents are contacted. I feel fortunate to be able to spend time listening to students while providing a safe setting to help them work through problems or tough days. If a parent prefers that I do not meet with his/her child (individually or in a group), please let me know, and I will accommodate the request.