Stephanie Cottam

Meadow School Counselor

School counselors are an important part of the educational leadership team.  Counselors work with school staff, students, parents, and the community to create a caring, supportive climate, whereby children can thrive socially, emotionally and academically.

Phone: 801-610-8713

Email:  [email protected]

WHAT DOES THE COUNSELOR DO?

  • Individual counseling with students
  • Leads small group discussions & activities on targeted interventions
  • Collaborates with parents, teachers, and administrators
  • Provides referrals to resources outside of school
  • Supports the overall school environment

WHO DOES THE COUNSELOR MEET WITH?

  • Individuals
  • Small groups
  • Specific classes (grade specific lessons)
  • Students, parents, teachers, and administrators

WHAT DOES THE COUNSELOR TALK ABOUT?

  • SOCIAL/EMOTIONAL: self-mastery, compassion, respect for self and others, resiliency, problem solving, conflict resolution, etc.
  • ACADEMIC: Skills that lead to academic success and connect learning to real life
  • CAREER: Exploring skills and abilities that lead to a rewarding future (even at this young age)

LESSON TOPICS

  • Self-Mastery
  • Coping Skills and Resiliency
  • Study Skills
  • Making and Keeping Friends
  • The Power of Positive Thinking

HOW DO I MAKE AN APPOINTMENT?

  • An organized system is currently being facilitated. Faculty will be updated regarding the appropriate referral process very soon!

CONFIDENTIALITY GUIDELINES

  • What you say in the counselor’s office, stays in the counselor’s office.
  • Exceptions: Someone is hurting you, you want to hurt yourself, you are hurting someone else, or you give me permission to share with another caring adult.

Additional Resources

Resilience Handbook

How to Deal with Bullies

Dealing with Bullies

Kids Health Parents Site

I am a Child of Divorce