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Clubs & Programme Support: PYP, MYP, DP » K-12 Counseling » Primary Counseling

Primary Counseling

 

Hello, I am Lakshmi Morgan.  I am thrilled to be the PYP Counselor at Westlake Academy this year.  I am here to help you with any questions or concerns you may have about your child’s emotional, social or academic success.  

 

The school counseling program at Westlake Academy is geared toward meeting the social, emotional, and academic needs of all students. This developmental and preventative program focuses on helping students achieve academic and personal success through a variety of guidance activities. In attempt to meet these needs, the counseling program offers many services for you and your child.  Services include classroom guidance lessons which address broad developmental topics (self-esteem, social skills, problem-solving skills, etc.). 

Counseling referrals may be received from students, teachers, parents/ guardians, or peers. Another service that is offered through counseling for those students who share similar concerns (i.e.- children of divorce, grief groups, assertiveness training groups, anger management groups, etc.). Small groups offer students the opportunity to share experiences with others, have support, and learn from students who are dealing with similar issues. All students can learn from counseling activities and can benefit from active participation. 

I will be available for consultation or individual appointments to discuss your child’s needs or concerns. Additionally, parent education and support groups will be offered as the need arises.  I look forward to working with your child this year and meeting with you in the future.  Feel free to contact me anytime you need a helping hand!

 

I look forward to getting to know each child individually and helping to make school a safe and happy place.   

   

lmorgan@westlakeacademy.org, 817-490-5771

 

Have a problem? Is it BIG or small?

Kelso's Choices empowers students to solve some of their own problems in a positive way!  First, students are taught the difference between a BIG (scary or dangerous) problem and a small (I can figure it out) problem.  If it is a small problem, students can choose to solve it using Kelso's Choices (see chart).  If it is a BIG problem, they are taught to tell a trusted adult immediately to get help