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:
- Bullying & Cyberbullying
- Communication skills
- Social Media & technology/gaming use
- Drug & alcohol use
- Relationship changes & conflict
- Family Changes
- Sexual health
- Gender and sexual identity
More resources can be found here.
Caitlin Gibb, School Counselor
E: firstname.lastname@example.org, Ph: (503) 223-3367 x 124