Mrs Bree Cosgrove
Chi Sigma Iota
American Counseling Association
“Counseling is a professional relationship that empowers diverse individuals, families, and groups to accomplish mental health, wellness, education, and career goals.” (ACA Governing Council 2010)
Mrs. Bree Cosgrove, the Guidance Counselor at Our Lady of Victory School, has an opportunity to work with all students. The most important part of the job is getting to know each student and being aware of the pulse on self-esteem. A counselor’s goals are to encourage students to assess their inner ability to learn and to help students become the best students they can possibly be. During the school year many students are involved in age appropriate workshops in classroom, small group, or individual counseling sessions. Additional services focus on assisting any students who are in crisis and on providing both interventive and preventive counseling. There are many opportunities for students to develop an understanding of themselves, to learn effective decision-making and conflict resolution skills in order to meet their educational goals and to develop a positive attitude about relationships. Conferences may be held with Mrs. Cosgrove by making an appointment. The counselor values confidentiality and the rights of each student; in some cases, however, confidentiality may not be guaranteed if such confidentiality might pose a threat to a student.
Programs coordinated through the Guidance office include:
- Admission Testing/Screening
- Standardize Testing Coordinator
- OLV Ambassadors
- JHU-CTY Program
- Values Codes
- Management Team, and more…
There Is A Guidance Counselor In Your Elementary School!
- The counselor works with students in the classroom.
- The counselor works with students in small groups.
- The counselor works with students individually.
- The counselor works with parents.
- The counselor and teachers work together to help children.
- The counselor works with school resource personnel and
community agencies to help students.