Counselor's Corner

Mrs. Rickman is here for Y*O*U

Counseling Times

1st period - 7:45am - 8:30am

6th period - 1:00 - 1:45pm

Several ways to see me

  1. Go to the office and put your name on the list.
  2. Email me privately. trrickman@hgisd.net
  3. Be referred by a teacher, staff member or administrator
  4. Use this link https://forms.gle/oiXjaJ7F68ABvy876
  5. Have your parent email or call me

Guaranteed to be relaxing and confidential.

Frequently Asked Questions about School Counselors

1.

Who Are School Counselors?


  • A person who provides support services for all students.
  • A resource for all staff members and parents.
  • A liaison with outside community resources.
  • We are NOT: Disciplinarians, Administrators, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, or Social Workers.

2.

Who Do We See?


School counseling is considered a regular/general educational service provided by the school. The counselor may meet with all students at the school

3.


  • What Do We Do?


    Responsive Services:

    - Meeting immediate needs and concerns of students.

    - Support in crisis situations.

    - Consultation and collaboration with staff, families, and specialists.

    Help with student’s development in:

    Academic:

    - Classroom behavior support

    - Goal setting

    College & Career:

    - Explore interests and skills

    - Awareness of college & career options

    - Development of life skills

    Personal & Social Skills:

    - Building Self-Esteem

    - Making & Keeping Friends

    - Coping Skills

    - Bereavement & Grief

    - Anger Management

    - Problem Solving Skills

    - Strengths and Resiliency

    - Conflict Resolution

    - Peer mediation



  • 4.


  • How Often Will My Child Be Seen?


    - Depending on the student, those receiving services will meet with a counselor between 2-3 times a month for 20-30 minutes per session.

    - Student may take part in both a small counseling group & 1:1 counseling or periodical check-in's.

    - Appropriate adjustments will be made as necessary.

    - All services and sessions will be during school hours and are free of charge.