Why would a student see a school counselor?

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  1. Academic/Educational Counseling – Students sometimes have academic problems in areas including study habits, expectations, time management, organizational skills, and the level of the curriculum. A counselor may assist students in exploring solutions  to these and other academic problems. 
  2. Personal/Social Counseling – A counselor may assist students to develop skills to interact more effectively with others, identify personal values, talents and interests and transition into and out of middle school. The counselor will also provide support and  assistance to students and families in crisis and can provide referrals to outside  agencies for more extensive assistance including counseling, evaluations or treatment. 
  3. Career/Vocational Counseling – A middle school counselor may assist students in the early stages of career exploration.