Students are able to meet with me on a one-on-one basis. Your child may be referred to me by the principal, teacher(s), parents or self. My role as a counselor is not to give "advice". As I explain to students, they can think of me as a coach. I help students to solve problems and create life strategies. I do not simply give them the answers. If a student needs to see me on an ongoing basis, the parent will be contacted and a permission slip sent home. On average, ongoing counseling will last 3-4 sessions. If a child needs additional counseling past the 3-4 sessions, usually a referral is made to an outside agency.