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The goal of counseling at New Story Schools is to enhance the student’s participation in their educational program and improve their ability to function in social, emotional, and behavioral capacities. A school counselor uses assessment, group or individual counseling, and mediation to assist students with academic, social, personal, and career development. School counselors function as part of the multi-disciplinary team and help coordinate efforts that support a student's academic success.

New Story Schools Counselors work with students in areas of:

  • Developing self-awareness
  • Learning and practice conflict resolution
  • Gaining independence and responsibility
  • Accepting differences in others
  • Bullying
  • Issues at home
  • Academic struggles
  • Counselors may refer to resources outside of the school setting as needed

Other Services

Learn more about our other Educational Services and Behavioral and Therapeutic Services below.

A special education teacher and students work with blocks together.

Trauma informed Approach

A trauma informed approach shifts the focus from what the behavior of concern...

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Special education middle school boy pronouncing sentences with a speech therapist.

Speech and Language Therapy

Many New Story Schools students benefit from our speech and language...

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Staff member helping happy special education boy practice his balance by rolling on top of the rocking barrel to retrieve a ball in an occupational therapy session.

Occupational Therapy

School occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants...

Learn More Click here to learn about our related service of occupational therapy.