School Counselor

Counseling Services at Lakeview Academy

What does the counselor do at Lakeview?

The school counselor at Lakeview will provide a school counseling program through the guidelines of the ASCA (American School Counselor Association) national model which delivers a preventative and proactive approach through addressing the academic, career, and personal/social needs of students. The school counselor offers both direct and indirect services which include: individual counseling, small group counseling, crisis intervention, agency referrals, consultations, peer facilitation, ASCA core curriculum, and crisis interventions.  

Why a comprehensive counseling program at Lakeview?

Implementation of a comprehensive counseling program impacts student performance through increased academic achievement.

When is the counselor available for counseling at Lakeview Academy?

Please check with the Lower School for Mrs. Boerner's schedule.

Why would my child need to see the counselor?

Children see the counselor for a variety of reasons. Some children are referred by teachers to discuss classroom behavior strategies or because they are having difficulty with peer interactions. Some children are referred by their parents due to difficulties they are experiencing at home that may be impacting the school day. Often children self-refer to the counselor for difficulties they may be having. If you are wondering whether your child may benefit from seeing the counselor, just ask!

How do I refer my child to the counselor?

Referrals can be made by parents, teachers, administrators and students by contacting Abby Boerner via email at abby.boerner@lakeviewacademy.org.

How many times may my child see the counselor?

In regards to individual sessions, the policy at Lakeview is that the school counselor can see your child up to three (3) times. If further counseling is needed, your child will be referred to outside resources. The school counselor at Lakeview will then collaborate with the outside resources to ensure students’ needs are being met.

Are counseling sessions confidential?

Counseling sessions are confidential. However, at times, it may be necessary for the counselor to share educationally relevant information with teachers and staff at Lakeview Academy. Only information that is relevant to enhancing then child’s educational functioning and well-being will be shared. Lakeview administrators will also be notified when an outside referral is recommended. No information will be shared outside Lakeview Academy without a written release of information.
There are exceptions to confidentiality, including the following:
  1. The School Counselor is obligated by law to report suspected child abuse (sexual, physical or emotional) and neglect to the proper authorities.
  2. The School Counselor is obligated by law to take appropriate action if your child represents a threat to harm self or others, and we will take any necessary actions to prevent such harm from occurring.
Please call or email the counselors with any concerns that you may have about your child or children. We are here to help!

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Lakeview Academy is a private, coeducational day school for students in grades K3 through 12, located in Gainesville, GA. 

Lakeview Academy is committed to excellence in the personal growth and academic development of the college-bound student through a partnership of school, family, and community.