Shiloh Christian Counseling Department
Mrs. Patty Dwyer and Mrs. Kathleen Wrigley are Shiloh Christian School's counselors. Both Mrs. Dwyer and Mrs. Wrigley are delighted to be counselors at Shiloh, a Christ-centered school. Mrs. Dwyer and Mrs. Wrigley are both available to all K-12 students. In addition, Mrs. Dwyer will be doing academic and career planning with 6th-12th graders, and Mrs. Wrigley will be teaching elementary counseling lessons and facilitating the mentoring program.
What do school counselors do?
Counselors provide a variety of service to students. The services they provide are for the purpose of ensuring the academic, career, and personal/social growth of all students. They do so in partnership with parents, teachers, and administrators. At Shiloh, our school counselors provide these services with deeply held Christian faith.
Counselors provide many services. Some of these are regularly going into classroom and teaching on topics such as friendship skills, conflict resolution skills, responsibility, academic motivation, feeling awareness and management, preventing bullying, goal-setting, career awareness, and stress management. These lessons are taught with Scriptural integration.
Counselors provide short-term individual counseling to students. This can occur for many reasons, such as helping with friendship issues, anger management, coping skills, academic motivation, changing family situations, and others. Individual counseling occurs when the student, his/her parent, teacher, or administrator makes a request.
Counselors are available for consultation with parents and teachers regarding a student’s social, emotional, academic or behavioral concerns. Sometimes recommendations for other community services are made.
Counselors also help secondary students with academic planning, class registration, interpreting standardized test scores, college planning, and sometimes scholarship opportunities.
Counselors help promote a safe learning environment for all students. They are committed to helping all students feel happy and successful at school. Parents and students are encouraged to visit with a school counselor about any issue that interferes with a students’ ability to feel safe and growing academically, spiritually, and socially at school.
Please contact your school counselor with specific questions about services offered or with any concerns about your child.