Mrs. Soares's School Counseling Website
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Welcome to my website! I am the school counselor for Battle Hill Elementary School in the Township of Union school district. I have the pleasure of working with students in a variety of settings such as; classroom counseling lessons, small group counseling and brief solution focused individual counseling. I also collaborate with parents, school staff ad community members in order to best meet the needs of students.
Classroom Counseling Lessons: I conduct classroom counseling lessons multiple times during the school year. This is allows me the opportunity to work with all students from Kindergarten-4th Grade. During these classroom counseling lessons I focus on topics geared towards addressing the social emotional needs of students. Some of the topics addressed are; friendship skills, social skills, respect, kindness and diversity.
Small Group Counseling: A variety of small groups are offered throughout the school year. Groups are a perfect opportunity for students who may benefit from spending extra time focusing on skills that address their social, emotional, behavioral well being with peers that are experiencing similar life situations. Group topics offered are; social skills, mindfulness, worrying, friendships, girl empowerment, self control and anger management. Groups will have anywhere between 2-6 group members and will run once per week, during recess for several weeks.
Individual Counseling: Individual school counseling is NOT therapy. Some students can benefit from one on one brief, solution focused school counseling. During this time I am able to help students address any social, academic, emotional or behavioral concern they may be struggling with and guide them in developing the skills that they need in order to better navigate through these life experiences.