Counseling and Guidance
- Emotional Distress: Depression, Anxiety, Anger, and/or other mental health concerns.
- Stress reduction and coping skills.
- Divorce, separation, and family changes.
- Drug and alcohol concerns.
- Experiencing loss, death, and grief.
- Peer relationship issues.
- School adjustment issues.
- Bullying Issues (Target, Aggressor, and/or By-stander)
The mission of the School Counseling program is to provide specialized counsel and interventions based on identified needs, maximize student potential by providing social and emotional learning to prepare students for college and adult life, and advocate for student success by facilitating positive relationships between educators, families, and the community. This is accomplished through a three-pronged focus of:
Prevention - The school counselor will assist in the development and delivery of mental health, Social Learning, and wellness interventions, programs, and training.
- In Lower School, Mrs. Lee will be instructing each classroom Bi-monthly through guidance lessons. The lessons are determined based on classroom needs; therefore, students are receiving instruction and practicing skills that are relevant to their growth.
- In Middle and Upper School, students are placed in an Advisory Group facilitated by a faculty member. Mrs. Lee provides lessons that facilitate character development and Social and Emotional Learning.
Intervention - The School Counselor will provide direct, solution-focused individual or group counseling services to students and families as well as crisis intervention, when necessary.
Resourcing - The School Counselor will coordinate referrals to school and community support services. In addition, parent education programs are offered periodically.
Office: 912-638-9981 ext. 746; Cell: 912-996-4267
I am beyond grateful that I have the privilege of working with the students, faculty, and parents at Frederica Academy. I knew early on that I wanted to do something in the people-helping field when I grew up so naturally Psychology and counseling appealed to me. Throughout college and beyond, I have worked with children, adolescents, and families in a variety of settings from summer camps and youth ministry to court-mandated group work and private practice. I received my Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University and am certified by the National Board of Certified Counselors as well as licensed in Georgia as a professional counselor (LPC). I worked in private practice for over 12 years with teens and families, and I specialize in trauma recovery using EMDR. Most important to know is that I love working with people and providing social and emotional support for our community!
M.A., LPC, NCC
912-638-9981 ext. 746