Emotional, social and behavioral concerns can interfere with a child’s academic progress. Students experiencing these concerns can be helped and supported by the school counselor. Students can meet with the counselor individually to discuss concerns. Individual counseling is short term, solution-focused, and is not the same as therapy. Students can self-refer to discuss a concern with the school counselor. Parents can refer a student by contacting the counselor and teachers may consult with parents about a referral to the counselor.