Counseling Services Philosophy
Worcester Academy Counseling Services is committed to helping students develop their intellectual, social and emotional potential. We work hard to make connections with students and empower them to make healthy and safe decisions throughout their middle and upper school years. The Counselors are available to assess emotional needs and make recommendations to students and parents for support and treatment, including referrals to outside mental health providers. Although the Academy provides this service, it must be stressed to students and parents that this counseling help is short-term and available only to aid the student in coping with problems that interfere with their academic, social and emotional progress. These services are not intended to remedy learning disabilities, serious psychological disturbances, or other problems requiring extensive or long-term attention. If such conditions are determined to exist, the school counselor will refer the family to appropriate services outside of the Academy. In addition, the Academy retains both a consulting psychologist and consulting psychiatric nurse practitioner both of whom work closely with the school counselors, Upper School Director, and the Health Office. We provide a comfortable, approachable space to listen, offer support, and talk with students anytime during their career at Worcester Academy.