SERVICES AVAILABLE ON CAMPUS
SHORT-TERM INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING
Click the orange circle above for a list of crisis support options. This list includes telephone, text, and computer-based chat options. Utilize these numbers any time you or someone you know is in a crisis situation. Many of these services are confidential and anonymous.
Why might a CMS student need mental health support?
Sometimes adolescents need a sounding board from someone outside their family and close friends. The numbers provided here can be utilized in the midst of any situation where a person needs urgent assistance.
The school counselor is available to all students for any reason. No subject is off-limits, and all information will be held in confidence according to state/federal regulations. Students needing more in-depth counseling services will be referred. A list of local providers is located here.
SMALL GROUP COUNSELING
Small group sessions are held as needed throughout the year. Topics vary depending on need. Students voluntarily participate in groups; however, once a group member, attendance is expected.
TOPICS @ CMS
CLASSROOM GUIDANCE LESSONS
All students will participate in classroom guidance lessons taught through a variety of classes. The counseling department will be utilizing the Overcoming Obstacles curriculum to implement these lessons.
High School, College, and Career Planning
School counselors help students reach their greatest academic potential. Academic topics often include organizational skills, time management, goal-setting, and test-taking/study skills.
Social-Emotional growth is the largest component of a school counselor's job. Our goal is to foster positive growth for every student so they can become better prepared for their future. Topics often include character development, coping strategies, anger management, anxiety, peer interactions, self-control, and decision making skills.
It's never too early to begin preparing for life after high school. The school counselor helps students develop goals to succeed in middle school, plan for high school, and to prepare for life after graduation.
24 hour crisis line
Mental Health Counseling
Call 1-866-437-1821to be connected to 24 hour help for individuals in crisis.
School counselors work with students in crisis while at school. It is our goal to link students and families with the support necessary to address the crisis at hand.
School counselors provide short-term mental health counseling to students in need. No topic is off-limits in the school counselor's office. Referrals can be provided for students who need more in-depth counseling services.