Counseling Department

Counselors

Our school counselors support students and families with individual mental health counseling and connection to resources. CV counselors also facilitate individual academic planning for students including school engagement and course selection.

Schedule to meet with a school counselor

No appointment is needed during drop-in time. All CV counselors are available during lunch on most days.

Make an appointment with your counselor for a specific day or time. Stop by the counselor administrative assistant desk or contact us using the links below.

Confidentiality

Our staff counselors ascribe to the American School Counselor Association’s  (ASCA) Ethical Standards for School Counselors (2016) which may be found at www.schoolcounselor.org

It is reported that 98% of 13-18 year olds consider confidentiality as essential or important in a school counseling relationship, (Collins & Knowles, 1995.) At the same time, parents have legal and inherent rights to be the guiding voice in their child’s life. (ASCA, 2016)

As professional school counselors we take both our obligation to students and our obligations beyond the student seriously. With a core belief in developing collaborative relationships with all parties involved, we seek a balance driven by the best interest of the student. We must breach confidentiality in the following circumstances: if the student’s safety is at risk, the safety of a third party is at risk, or when ordered by a court of law. In situations where a breach of confidentiality may be warranted but isn’t necessarily required by law we will consult, with other counseling professionals about the appropriateness of a possible breach. (ASCA, 2016)

Why have school counselors?

Students in schools with more fully implemented comprehensive counseling programs report high grades, increased perceptions of safety, and feeling better prepared for the future. (Lapan, Gysbers, & Petroskis, 2003)

Professional school counselors serve as a stabilizing force in the school community

  • during crisis events
  • while mediating conflict
  • in consulting with staff and parents
  • as community outreach partners