I’m Courtney and I am a high school counselor! To say 2020 isn’t what any of us expected is a huge understatement.
Indeed, this unique time has given so many of us the opportunity to reflect on ourselves, our family, our lives, and remember to be grateful for what we have. Additionally, we grieve for the things we lost, our sense of normalcy, and the things that we didn’t get to do.
As a result of this reflection, I am beginning this blog as a school counselor and fulfilling a dream of mine! Moreover, I want to grow as a school counselor and advocate and use my experience to help others in the process.
Who Is School Counselor Courtney?
I’m Courtney and I live in South Carolina with my husband of almost 13 years. We have two wonderful sons, ages 10 and 6. My oldest son was diagnosed with a sensory processing disorder as a toddler. You can learn more about me here.
To begin my career, I worked as a school-based therapist/mental health counselor for 8 years. In addition to that experience, I received my school counseling license and have worked as a school counselor for 6 years in virtual and face-to-face settings.
- An advocate
- A lifelong learner
- A school counselor
- A wife and mom
- A HUGE Harry Potter fan
- An escape room addict
- Motivated to help make YOUR job easier with fun, evidenced based resources
What You Can Expect From Me
Obviously, your time is important and you are a busy person! For example, you may have work commitments outside of your full time job, be going to school, or have a family you want to spend time with. Above all, I want to give you simple solution to use with your work as a school counselor.
My goal is to use my experiences and passion for learning and advocating to help make your job easier and help your students grow! In fact, I want to give you back your time with resources that are ready for you to use with your students.
These resources will be useful in helping students identify and meet their academic, college/career, and social-emotional needs. This could include:
- Coping strategies
- Academic support such as note taking or creating a study plan
- Dealing with test anxiety
- Handling conflict in a positive way
- College and career search tools
- Soft skills
- Insight from someone who has both professional and personal experience
- Resources to help make your job easier and to help your students be successful
In conclusion, I would love to hear from you about the things that will be the most helpful for you as we look forward to next school year! What are the topics that you would like to learn more about? I would love to hear from you about what you would like to see!
I look forward to connecting with you soon!