The counseling department at Jefferson Elementary is available for all students who attend school. Counseling sessions will vary in length and duration, depending on the severity of the need of the student, which will be determined by the counselor.The counseling sessions focus on the student and his/her goals. I use a combination of person-centered and solution-focused therapy. My approach allows me to truly understand my clients through empathic understanding, while working toward a tangible goal. It is important for the student and the parent to note that the student client’s participation and their willingness to change is a vital part of the success of counseling.