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Developmental Counseling

Ms. Jennifer Peppe - Grade 6 counselor 203- 341-1605 jpeppe@westportps.org  
Mrs. Lindsey Shortell - Grade 7 counselor 203-341-1606 lshortell@westportps.org
Ms. Alecsa Wecker- Grade 8 counselor 203-341-1653 awecker@westportps.org

Dr. Cheryl Balkcom - School Psychologist (203) 341-1678 cbalkcom@westportps.org

- Guidance Secretary (203) 341-1607 

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Counseling services focus on three main aspects of development:

  • Academic - Academic Guidance
  • College and Career - College and career awareness, exploration and planning services
  • Personal/Social - Social, emotional counseling services to students and their families

Components of the Counseling Program

* Classroom Counseling (4-6 times a year) also known as Developmental Guidance
* Individual and small group counseling
* Parent and staff consultation
* Coordination of school-wide programs
* Consultation with outside agencies

How does the child see the counselor?

* Student Support Team & I.E.P.
* Teacher Referral
* Administrative referral
* Parent referral
* Self-referral

Reasons for visiting the counselor:

* Study Skills
* Anger Management
* Friendship Concerns

* New school Situation
* School Concerns

* Family Concerns
* Happy Occasions
* Family Health Issues
* Any Area of Concern

 

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