Welcome to Our Counseling Department
Richfield High School counselors provide a comprehensive school counseling program that addresses the academic, career and personal/social needs of all students. School counselors are professional student advocates who provide support to maximize student potential and academic achievement. In partnership with educators, parents and the community, licensed school counselors facilitate the support system to ensure that students at Richfield High School are prepared academically and socially with the knowledge and skills to contribute at their highest level as productive members of society.
School counseling is a process of helping students by assisting them in making decisions and changing behavior. This process enables students to make changes in their lives by looking at their thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and ways of getting along with others. School counseling can help students understand themselves better and make the best decisions for them. The overall goals are to develop a better awareness of feelings, make the most of strengths and abilities, and change behavior that is not working. Growth and change happen gradually through gaining insight into problems, deciding on a plan for change, and practicing new behaviors.
We provide individual and classroom sessions to guide and assist students through a wide variety of personal/social, academic, and postsecondary planning needs. We are also involved with new student registration, scheduling, building transitions, consultation with parents and teachers, 504 case management, referrals to outside agencies, and overall coordination of the school counseling program.
Any information a student shares with his/her counselor will remain confidential except in cases where he/she indicates the potential to harm him/herself or another individual. In addition, Minnesota law mandates us, along with all school staff, to report any allegations of child abuse/neglect.
Hours: 7:45am - 3:45pm
We are located on the main floor in the High School.