Category Archives: Counselor’s Corner

Heading to Middle School: It’s Going to Be Okay

By Amanda C. Symmes, LICSW Note: While it’s uncertain what the next school year will look like, soon-to-be middle schoolers are still making the transition to a new environment. Whether students are in the classroom or learning from home, the … Continue reading

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Helping New Middle Schoolers Make the Big Leap

By Stephanie Filio Change requires transition—between grade levels, habits, jobs—and, though often difficult, ultimately leads us to grow and progress in life. During this COVID-19 pandemic, much of our world is transitioning from a carefree communal life to anxious isolation. … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Connect with Students (and Educators) from Home

By Danielle Schultz Many schools have turned to remote learning due to COVID-19. The following list provides ideas for how you can foster connections with students, whether you are currently at home due to remote learning or just looking for … Continue reading

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Self-Care for Educators at Home

By Stephanie Filio I am an existential counselor through and through. Like all existential counselors, I believe that the only way to cope with the anxiety of existence is to find meaning in our lives. I believe we find that … Continue reading

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Reducing Student Anxiety in the Midst of COVID-19

By Stephanie Filio What. In. The. World. Coronavirus? A pandemic?! Every day I am getting closer and closer to being able to begin to process what is going on, but it is certainly slow going. First, there is my baseline: … Continue reading

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