News from the Guidance Office

  • School counselors make a measurable impact in every student’s life, assisting with academic, career and personal/social development. Professional school counselors are trained in both educating and counseling, allowing them to function as a facilitator between parents, teachers and the student in matters concerning the student’s goals, abilities and any areas needing improvement. School counselors provide services not only to students in need but to all students. The Professional School Counselor is a certified counselor with a master’s degree in school counseling, including coursework in career development, human growth and behavior, appraisal, research and program evaluation, and a supervised internship. In addition to coursework, school counselors may elect to gain professional orientation through membership in American School Counselor Association and passing a state licensing exam. My role as your school counselor is to meet the needs of the entire school population in the areas of social/emotional, academic and career development.

    How can the school counselor help you? 

    • Course registration, placement, schedule changes
    • The orientation of new students
    • Record collection
    • Teacher conferences
    • Parent conferences
    • Individual personal, academic, and social counseling
    • Group Counseling (e.g., study skills, drug awareness)
    • Administration and interpretation of tests
    • Career education
    • Consultation with other school personnel and community agencies
    • Referral for psychological and other services

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  • Lake County Mental Health Agencies

    Oftentimes, children and their caregivers encounter extraordinary circumstances which may require additional services for support, counseling, and behavior management. Below is a list of local counseling agencies in the community which can provide services to children and their caregivers.

    ADAMHS Board
    Established by Ohio statute, the ADAMHS (Alcohol, Drug Addiction, and Mental Health Services) Board is responsible for planning, funding, and evaluating Lake County Ohio's mental health and recovery services.

    Phone: 440-350-3117 or 440-918-3117
    Fax: 440-350-2668

    Beacon Health
    (440) 354-9924
    9220 Mentor Ave., Mentor, OH 44060

    Catholic Charities Services
    Mental Health counseling services are available to address relationship issues, challenges, and stressors. Hispanic services are available including community outreach, leadership development, juvenile court intervention and community networking.

    8 North State Street Suite #455
    Painesville, Ohio 44077
    (440) 352-6191 or (440) 946-7264

    Crossroads provides early childhood programs, school-based interventions, community support and home-based services, individual and family counseling services, a therapeutic alternative school, therapeutic foster and respite care, and child psychiatry to children and adolescents.

    Main office:
    8445 Munson Road
    Mentor, Ohio 44060
    (440) 255-1700
    (440) 205-2444 (Spanish line)
    (440) 205-6580 (TTY)

    Crossroads Early Childhood Services office:
    The early childhood office offers support, parent/caregiver education, and treatment for children from birth to five years of age and their caregivers. Services can be provided in the home as well as in the community.

    1083 Mentor Ave.
    Painesville, Ohio 44077
    (440) 358-7370

    Signature Health
    462 Chardon Street
    Painesville, Ohio 44077