Shafer Elementary Counselor
Hannah Weinheimer - 281.234.1983
What Does a Counselor Do?
Individual Counseling: To contact the counselor, students fill out a counselor request slip. Teachers and parents can also request individual counseling for a student.
Small Group Counseling : Students may be referred to small group counseling by a teacher or parent. Small groups are offered at various times throughout the school year focusing on various topics, such as: friendship and social skills, anger management, anxiety, divorce, and grief.
Classroom Guidance Lessons: The counselor visits each grade level throughout the year to provide classroom guidance lessons. This provides an opportunity for students to acquire academic, social, and emotional/personal skills while working with their peers. Topics may focus upon the monthly character trait, anti-bullying, friendship, organization, self-discipline, and honesty.
Consultation: The counselor often collaborates with parents, teachers, and administrators to provide solution-focused interventions and guidance to promote academic success.
Parent Education Classes: The counselor facilitates Becoming a Love and Logic Parent, a 6-week parent training program that provides practical, easy-to-use techniques.