School Counseling

GMS School Counseling

Meet our School Counselor
Ms. Baker is in her 16th year as a school counselor, her ninth at Granville Middle School. She earned a Master of Science degree in School Counseling from the University of Dayton in 2005, and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Women's Studies from The Ohio State University in 2002. 

School Counseling Beliefs  
The School Counseling program at Granville Middle School is based upon the belief that:
  • All students can achieve success.
  • Every student is valuable and should be treated with dignity and respect.
  • All students will have access to high quality school counseling services provided by a full-time licensed, professional school counselor.
  • All students can expect that school is a safe and nurturing environment.

Explanation of Services

 Student Services

  • Individual & group counseling
  • Grief counseling
  • Crisis counseling
  • Peer mediation & conflict resolution
  • Classroom guidance
  • Goal setting & problem solving
  • Course scheduling
  • Transition counseling
  • Academic mentoring and monitoring
  • Orientation & support of new students
  • Post-secondary and career exploration
  • Resource distribution on topics such as study skills, alcohol and other drugs, depression, stress, etc.

Parent Services

  • Parent education workshops
  • Parent consultation with specific student questions or concerns
  • Academic planning
  • Response to Intervention Team (RtI)
  • Resource referrals: academic, community & mental health resources
  • Testing support, analysis, and interpretation

Referral Services
Schools Counselors consult with parents, guardians, colleagues, and community agencies regarding strategies to help students and families. School Counselors serve as student advocates. Referral sources are used to address concerns such as depression, anxiety, family difficulties, violence, abuse, and suicidal ideation.

Contact Me

Granville Middle School
(740) 587-8141 
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