Confidentiality is the practice of maintaining privacy over personal information. As a school counselor, students can trust that Mrs. Mills will strictly exercise confidentiality with all Swink students UNLESS:
- A student poses a threat to self or others
- A student is being hurt
- Court ordered disclosure
- Consultation with other professionals in support of the student (colleagues, supervisors, other support personnel)
- A student gives permission to share with a trusted adult
What is counseling with Mrs. Mills like?
Students of all ages are more than welcome to seek counseling with Mrs. Mills! This can be as relaxed as simply venting to a listening audience of one, or as structured as weekly meetings to work toward a goal. Counseling sessions are largely student-guided; Mrs. Mills will prompt certain discussions to shape the discussion, but students are given liberty to decide how the meeting will go. Counseling sessions are, of course, tailored to be appropriate for the age of the student.
Benefits of Counseling
The following are just a few ways talking with Mrs. Mills may be beneficial: