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Counseling Center

Welcome to the Counseling Center at Weber

Counseling Center Information:

Phone Number: (516) 767-5540

Office Hours: 8:00 am - 3:15 pm



What is the role of your child's School Counselor?

You child's School Counselor works with you, your child's teachers, administrators, and the student themselves on:

  • Academic support, including organizational, study and test-taking skills
  • Goal setting and decision-making
  • Education on understanding self (including strengths and weaknesses) and others
  • Peer relationships, coping strategies and effective social skills
  • Communication, problem-solving and conflict resolution
  • Multicultural/diversity awareness
  • Transition plans
  • Individual and small-group counseling
  • Individual/family/school crisis intervention
  • Consultation/collaboration
  • Referrals


What do School Psychologists do?

School Psychologists Work With Students, Families, and Educators to:

  • Improve academic achievement through collecting and interpreting student and classroom data, consulting about student and classroom behavior, and conducting psychological assessments.
  • Promote positive behavior and mental health through conducting individual or group counseling about coping skills, anger management, social skills, and conflict resolution, conducting assessments of social-emotional and behavioral needs, and working with community-based providers.
  • Supporting diverse learners by providing culturally and linguistically responsive evaluations of students unique and diverse learning needs and collaborating with school teams to help improve student engagement and learning.
  • Create safe, positive school climates through the implementation of school-wide positive behavioral supports (SWPBIS) and through the provision of crisis prevention and intervention services.
  • Strengthen family-school partnerships through helping families understand their children's learning and mental health needs, connecting families with community service providers, providing parent workshops throughout the district.
  • Improve school-wide assessment and accountability through consultation with school teams monitoring student, classroom, and school-wide progress with academics and behavior.


What do School Social Workers do?

School Social Workers Work With Students, Families, and Educators to:

  • Conduct bio-psychosocial assessments and social histories.
  • Assess students for substance use, support systems, physical and emotional functioning, barriers to academic performance, peer issues, suicidal/homicidal ideation, and similar issues.
  • Develop and implement treatment plans and discharge plans that support student self-determination.
  • Provide direct therapeutic services, such as individual or group therapy, regarding specific issues.
  • Provide crisis management services, including safety assessments.
  • Advocate for student services and students’ best interests.
  • Provide case management services, including, but not limited to, referrals to community resources and collaboration with other professionals.
  • Provide training and workshops to teachers, school staff, and parents.
  • Conduct home visits.
  • Identify and resolve ethical issues.
  • Implement school-based prevention programs.
  • Perform community collaboration & outreach.