School Counseling

The School Counseling Department at Carrollton is responsible for the development and coordination of a comprehensive counseling program which supports the mission of the school and considers the physical, cognitive and psychosocial stages of our students.  School counselors provide a developmentally based counseling program which assists students in meeting the challenges of modern life through individual counseling, developmental curriculum classes, and topic-specific student and parent programming as well as through consultation and collaboration with parents, teachers, administrators and community resources.

Counseling Services

Carrollton’s School Counseling program is comprised of three school-based mental health professionals available to serve students in each grade level.  Proactive and preventative in approach, School Counselors support student mental health and learning, striving to help all students meet their needs by providing a wide range of support, intervention, and response services.  Students and/or parents can schedule appointments with the School Counselor to discuss any range of emotional, behavioral, social or learning concerns. While most meetings with the School Counselor are self-initiated, meetings with students are also arranged in response to requests from parents, faculty and/or other students who report concerns.  All students may meet with a School Counselor on an “as needed” basis as various issues and challenges arise over the course of their schooling; however, school-based mental health services are intended to be short term and oriented towards immediate crisis intervention, goal setting, and/or problem-solving. If meetings with a student indicate that more intensive, ongoing counseling is needed, the student and her parents will be referred to an outside professional.  Although parents may not be advised of every student-counselor interaction, they will always be notified when there is any question of student safety.

School Counseling services also include a wide range of wellness programming through small group developmental curriculum classes, school assemblies and parent meetings.  In addition, the school counselors focus on social emotional learning (SEL), using five major domains that are discussed and taught: Self- Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, Relationship Skills, and Decision-Making skills. Each of these domains encompasses a wide variety of skills necessary for success in all areas of life. Topics often include but are not limited to:

  • Growth Mindset
  • Conflict Resolution Skills
  • Bullying Prevention
  • Mental Health & Wellness
  • Personal Safety
  • Health & Hygiene
  • Ethical & Responsible use of Technology
  • Substance Abuse Prevention

School Counselors

List of 3 members.

  • Photo of Regina Coello Canto

    Regina Coello Canto 

    Montessori, Primary and Intermediate School Counselor
  • Photo of Simonette Echeverri

    Simonette Echeverri 

    Junior High School Counselor
  • Photo of Patricia Montero

    Patricia Montero 

    Upper School Counselor