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Lindsey Matheny » School Counselor

School Counselor

I graduated from Lipscomb University in 2004 with a B.A. in psychology. After graduating from Lipscomb, I worked in the mental health field for 5 years. I graduated from the University of Tennessee Martin in 2012 with a M.Ed., in School Counseling. This is my seventh year at Morrison as the school counselor.
I have been married to my husband, Bryan, for 10 years. He teaches at Warren Academy. We have two daughters, Ella Claire and Audrey Cora and one son, Noah Grant. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, cooking, gardening, traveling and spending time with my friends and family.

What can a school counselor do for me?
School counselors can:
* Meet with parents to discuss concerns about their child, particularly related to social, behavioral, and emotional issues.
* Sit in on parent-teacher conferences upon the request of the teacher, parent, or administrator.
* Provide parents with resources in the community to meet long-term counseling needs.
* Refer parents to resources to meet financial and medical needs.
*Work with parents and teachers to develop a behavioral plan for a child who is experiencing behavior difficulties in school.
* Lend out information and books to families on a variety of topics.

What can a school counselor do for my child?
School Counselors can:
*Help children express and deal with feelings of grief regarding the death of a family member, friend, or pet.
* Provide a safe environment for children to talk about a separation or divorce in their family.
* Meet with a child who was referred to the counselor by themselves, their parents, their teacher, or an administrator.
* Help children resolve conflicts with peers.
* Include children in small groups on different topics such as study skills, test-taking skills, organizational skills, changing families, friendship, listening skills, and respect.
* Teach guidance lessons in the classrooms on a variety of topics.

Please let me know if I can help in any way.