School-Based Counseling

School-based counseling refers to counseling services that are provided within an educational setting, typically in elementary, middle, or high schools. The primary goal of school-based counseling is to support the mental, emotional, and social well-being of students, addressing various issues that may affect their academic performance and overall development.


Here are some key features and aspects of school-based counseling:


School-based counselors work on the school premises, making it convenient for students to access counseling services without having to travel outside of the school.

Targeted population

School-based counseling primarily focuses on students, but it can also involve consultations with parents, teachers, and school staff to create a comprehensive support system for the students.

Scope of services

School counselors address a wide range of issues, including academic challenges, social and emotional difficulties, behavioral problems, family concerns, peer relationships, stress management, anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues.

Early intervention

By identifying and addressing students’ problems early on, school-based counseling aims to prevent issues from escalating and potentially affecting their academic success and overall well-being.


School-based counselors often work closely with teachers and other school personnel to create a cohesive support network for students. They may also collaborate with external mental health professionals, community resources, and parents to provide comprehensive care.

Individual and group counseling

School-based counselors may conduct one-on-one sessions with students to address personal concerns, but they also frequently organize group counseling sessions on topics such as anger management, social skills, and coping strategies.

Crisis intervention

In case of emergencies or critical situations affecting students or the school community, school-based counselors are often involved in providing immediate support and resources.


School-based counselors may refer students and families to external mental health agencies or professionals for specialized services when needed.

School-Based Counseling

Overall, school-based counseling plays a crucial role in supporting students’ mental and emotional well-being, fostering a positive and supportive school environment, and ultimately enhancing academic achievement and personal development.


Our Location

1R Newbury st, suite 401,
Peabody MA 01960

(617) 804-2773

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