CARING FOR OUR STUDENTS
JSerra offers an exceptional school environment for high school students by providing an outstanding academic program. However, growing up is not always an easy process and various problems can interfere with a student’s pursuit of success. In order to facilitate the development of the whole person, JSerra offers assistance to students through the Personal Counseling Program so that students can reach their full potential. The services offered within the Personal Counseling Program help lay the foundation for future growth and achievement.
The goal of Personal Counseling is to provide a safe environment where students can develop as a whole person spiritually, emotionally, intellectually, and physically. We seek to be of constant support to students, families, teachers, and the administration of our school community. The JSerra Personal Counseling Program provides comprehensive individual and family services to help students meet and overcome challenges, and gain the necessary skills to reach emotional and social maturity. We are able to offer students additional support designed specifically to teach life-long learning and coping skills to assist in increasing learning readiness. Our program is staffed with trained and experienced professionals. Cara Morales, MA, LMFT #84336 and Dr. Courtney Harkins, PsyD, MA, LMFT #43611 are on campus to provide personal counseling to our students in necessary situations. Based on individual need, our Personal Counseling staff can provide:
- Individual counseling
- Family conferences
- Issue specific group programs
- Referral to outside agencies
This program will be offered to students who are referred through the College Counselors, teachers, and in crisis situations. Parental permission is sought, and confidentiality is observed. The Counselor meets with the student to complete a personal interview, make an evaluation, and then offer recommendations. Services are available daily before, during, and after school hours.