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Our Program/ Services

The school counselor's goal is to ensure that all students leave Barfield Elementary School with the attitudes, knowledge, and skills to be successful in middle and high school, and in their post-secondary undertakings. In order to help with the development of these skills, the counselor will provide school-wide activities and themes in academics, college and career, and social-emotional development.

As school counselors we provide in-class instruction to all students. The topics presented fall within the three ASCA domains: academic, social-emotional, and college and career.

Some topics are presented in small groups for 6-8 weeks to ensure that our students are gaining the necessary tools to be successful at Barfield Elementary and in their transition to middle school.

Based on student need, as school counselors, we provide 1:1 student counseling for academic, college and career, and social-emotional development.

Conflict Mediations

Consultations and Collaboration with school staff

Referrals and Community Resources

Parent Workshops


School Counselors have a primary obligation to ensure confidentiality with their client, the student. Any student working with the School Counselor has the right to privacy and the promise of confidentiality. In order to ensure meaningful and honest dialogue within the counseling relationship, the student must be able to have trust and confidence in their counselor.


At the beginning of the school year, and prior to each session, all students and families are made aware of the confidentiality statement and exceptions. Exceptions to confidentiality exist in which the counselor must inform others of this information in order to prevent  "serious or foreseeable harm" to the student, others, or if "legally required."