I can provide you with a variety of services including academic advisement, post high school planning, and career information. I can also help you to develop and manage healthy life skills, healthy relationships, and coping skills. I am also trained to provide responsive services. Responsive services include crisis response, mental and emotional wellness skills, group counseling, and individual counseling. If you need services that I cannot provide, I will help you find someone who can help you.
I am available both by appointment and by walk-in. I encourage students to make appointments by submitting requests in the “Counselor Box” located in my office, with the forms provided. I will check this box periodically throughout the day; students may come in on a walk-in basis if in crisis, during breaks or when referred by a school staff member. I also encourage all parents to call for an appointment to avoid waiting for service. To reach the counseling office, call (334) 277-6566 (ext.202) Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m (When students come to the School Counselor's office, they are never in trouble, and the Counselor's office is a safe, warm place that students can share their concerns and feelings in a confidential, non-threatening way.)
I make every effort to follow the counseling guidelines contained in the American School Counselor Association Code of Ethics. This means I will keep the information you share with me confidential—unless you give me permission to share it, or unless I am required by law or school policy to share it.
Examples of when I must share your information:
When we must consult with other professionals to better help you
When we are required to release information by a school policy, state law, and/or the code of ethics for professional counselors
If we believe you are at risk of harming yourself or others
If we believe someone is trying to hurt you
If a judge orders us to provide information in court
If a law is broken
I am Nationally Certified and in processing for licensure in the State of Alabama. I have years of experience with college services at the higher education level, including mental health counseling and academic crisis, and years of youth programming and development. I am also an active member of the American School Counselor Association and the American Counseling Association.
The Counseling program at ME meets all accreditation standards required, and ME counselors must follow state and national student outcomes, standards, and competencies for School Counseling and Guidance Programs.