• Welcome to Terrill Middle School's

    Counseling Department

    Looking for Counselor contact information? Visit our Biographies page to learn more about us and how to schedule an appointment or set up a phone/email consultation.
    Welcome to the Terrill Middle School Counseling page!
    Middle school counselors are educators uniquely trained in child and adolescent development, learning strategies, self-management and social skills. The school counseling program provides education, prevention and intervention activities, which are integrated into all aspects of students’ lives. The program teaches students the knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary for academic, career and social/emotional development.
     To implement a comprehensive school counseling program that promotes continual growth and resiliency by providing students with the necessary skills to be prepared for the ever-changing 21st century. Identifying students’ academic and social/emotional needs, as well as providing any necessary interventions, is essential in removing barriers to learning and helping students develop skills and behaviors critical for academic achievement. The knowledge, attitudes and skills students acquire during these years build the foundation for future success.
    As School Counselors, we work with students on an individual basis, in small groups, and in their classrooms. The focus of the counseling program is on academic skills, college/career awareness, and personal/social skills.  We also attend parent-teacher conferences at the request of the parent/guardian or teacher, as our schedule allows.  
    Some reasons students might want to talk to the School Counselor:
    • “My friend and I got into an argument and she doesn't want to be my friend anymore.”
    • "Some kids in my science class are talking about fighting after school.
    • "My parents argue all the time and I don't know what to do.”
    • "My grandmother is really sick and I'm scared she's going to die.”
    • "My mom just had a baby and she doesn't have time for me anymore.”
    • "We're moving again!”
    • "My dad got remarried and I don't get along with my stepmom.”​​

    Some reasons parents might want to talk to the School Counselor:

    • ​​"This is Sara’s third school this year, and she's having difficulty adjusting."
    • "My husband is being deployed in two weeks and our son Micheal may need some help coping with this change."
    •  "Sam used to be excited about school, but lately he doesn't seem to care."
    • "My husband and I recently separated and our daughter could use some help understanding this."
    • "My son seems to be the target of some teasing and bullying after school. Can you help?"