Counselors' Corner

Welcome to NDE’s School Counseling Webpage!

We are thankful for the opportunity to support all students at North Davis and build a Maria Cook
comprehensive school counseling program that supports academic, personal/social and career development. The elementary school years set the foundation for developing the knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary for children to become healthy, competent and confident learners. School counselors work in collaboration with school staff, parents, families, and the community to help students meet their full potential. We focus on removing barriers to success through preventative/proactive efforts as well as responding to needs as they arise. Our support is available when your student encounters challenges, so please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about our role or Alicia Perry to get support for your child. To learn more about school counseling, please contact us and/or visit www.schoolcounselor.org

Maria Cook (Monday-Wednesday) - mtcook@djusd.net
Alicia Perry (Wednesday-Friday) - aperry@djusd.net
Phone: 530-757-5475, ext. 158

School Counseling Services

  • Core Classroom Curriculum:
  • 6-8 lessons in all classrooms
  • Lessons focus on conflict resolution, communication, problem solving, coping skills

Responsive Services:

  • Meeting the immediate needs and concerns of students
  • Consultation and collaboration with teachers, families, and specialists
  • Referrals to resources and mental health providers
  • Support in crisis situations
  • Small group education and support
  • Individual Counseling (brief, solution focused)
  • Individual Student Planning
  • 504 Plan case manager
  • Collaboration in Student Study Team (ongoing) and Special Education teams (as needed)


System Support:

  • Professional development 
  • Program planning & evaluation 
  • Collaborating with school/district initiatives (such as PBIS)


How students are referred:

Students can access school counseling services through parent, teacher, or self referral.

Consent
School counseling services are a part of the general education program, accessible to all students. Consent is required for small group and individual counseling with the following exceptions:

  • As per California law, children age 12 and older may consent to counseling services.
  • In the case of a crisis, a school counselor may provide 1-2 sessions for a student, regardless of age, to determine the scope of the problem and to apply problem-solving and crisis resolution techniques. Parents/guardians will be informed of the crisis counseling activities and any future sessions will require consent for children ages 11 and under.

Confidentiality
Trust is the cornerstone of school counseling. Every effort will be made to maintain confidentiality. School counselors have the responsibility to respect and safeguard the right to privacy and confidentiality with the exception of certain limited conditions (safety issues [to prevent serious and foreseeable harm to self and/or others], legal issues and professional responsibilities).

School counselors balance their responsibility to students with the legal and inherent rights of parents/guardians to be the guiding voice in their children's lives. Parent/guardians can expect general feedback so they are equipped to support their child and act in their best interest.