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Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Guidance Counselor Pressure

Written by  Erin Donovan

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QLately, I have found myself spending more time with the guidance counselor at our school then with anyone else...not by choice. I have told her already that I don't like talking to counselors because I don't know them well enough and it's just hard for me. Still, she insists that she needs to talk with me because my friends/ faculty keep saying they're worried about me. If they are worried, then I wish they would talk to me about it and not continue to force me into the guidance department. I am sick of it.

AYour guidance counselor could be trying to spend a lot of time with you to build up trust, since you said that you don't like talking to counselors because you don't know them well enough.

Do you know, or can you find out which friends and faculty are concerned about you? If so, tell them that you'd like to talk with them instead of being forced to talk to the guidance counselor.

If you don't know which friends or faculty are concerned, ask your guidance counselor to relay the message to them; that you'd like them to address their concerns about you with you.

But maybe their concerns are well founded, and they really feel that you need someone who's trained in helping people with their problems. It may take some time for you to trust counselors, but that time could be well worth it.

If you are having a personality conflict or just don't care for your guidance counselor, or if you feel that she isn't helping you, explain and ask her to recommend someone else.

I hope that you can get everything sorted out

See School and Crisis Center


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Erin Donovan

Erin Donovan

Erin Donovan's contributions were written in the year before she began college, at which time she was WholeFamily's Senior Teen Advisor.

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