Counseling Services

Counseling Services

In-school counseling services at Northwest Academy guide students and families in building the resources and skills that foster social and emotional wellbeing. Our philosophy is collaborative, strengths-based, and rooted in current best practices. We believe that adolescents have a strong capacity for growth, but it can be hard to access inner strengths and resources without support. 

Northwest Academy has a licensed, master’s level counselor who offers individual counseling sessions, facilitates groups, and is available to meet with parents and caregivers. If more than short-term counseling services are needed, we will help provide appropriate community-based referrals. 

The counseling department also works with students, administration, and faculty to launch school-wide initiatives and events pertaining to community wellness and diversity, equity and inclusion; create curricula that fosters social emotional development; organize seminars and workshops for parents, and support faculty development about relevant topics. 

Below is a non-exhaustive list of some of the issues a school counselor may be able to support you and your family in exploring:

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Bullying & Cyberbullying
  • Communication skills
  • Social Media & technology/gaming use
  • Self-harm
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Drug & alcohol use
  • Relationship changes & conflict
  • Family Changes
  • Self-esteem
  • Sexual health
  • Gender and sexual identity

More resources can be found here.

 

 

Caitlin Gibb, School Counselor 

E: cgibb@nwacademy.org, Ph: (503) 223-3367 x 124

 

 

 

 


 

 

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