Counseling Department

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The counselors at Coutin School are a dedicated group of therapists who are committed to providing the best possible counseling services for the students at Coutin.

The counselors at Coutin School are a dedicated group of therapists who are committed to providing the best possible counseling services for the students at Coutin. The counselors work as an integral part of an interdisciplinary team, collaborating with administrators, faculty, support staff and outside resources to best address the needs of each student.

The counselors, as guided by the goals set up in the IEPs, work in both individual and group settings to assist the students with their social/emotional needs, peer relationships, problem-solving, anger management, vocational goals, self-advocacy, and many other topics tailored to the needs of each student.

The Clinical Director, who is a licensed Marital and Family Therapy Supervisor and Registered Art Therapy Supervisor, supervises all counselors.

Counseling Sessions and the Therapy Center

Each student who attends our school receives individual counseling sessions each week as written in his or her IEP; students are seen, on average, between 60-120 minutes per week by a counselor in individual and/or group settings.

The Therapy Center across the street from the school provides for a comfortable and confidential setting for the counseling sessions. In the Therapy Center is an Art Therapy Room where students are able to use creative means of expression through various modalities of art. Counselors also utilize mindfulness techniques in the Therapy Center, in the Calm Room, or while sitting outside.

Counselor Support

Counselors also attend Credit Checks with each high school student and the principal to ensure that each student is on track to graduate with a high school diploma. Students often work with counselors to explore college and vocational options and to create action plans that allow them to reach their goals for life after high school.

The Counseling Office

The Counseling Office in the main building is also a place for students to drop in if they need someone to talk to in between sessions throughout the week. Parents are also welcome to come by and speak to one of the counselors, the clinical director, or to utilize parent resources.

PARENT TESTIMONIAL

"Tal vez ya no están motivados porque se han atrasado en la escuela. Tal vez sienten que la escuela donde están no les ponen suficiente atención. Yo recomiendo Coutin porque ese fue el caso con mi hija. Ella no sentía ninguna motivación y ya no quería ir a la escuela."

– Lilian Duarte, Madre de la escuela Coutin

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