Liberty Oaks Counseling Corner

Welcome to the 2017-18 School Year!

Meet Mrs. Mason

Hello hello, Lions! For those of you I have not had the pleasure to meet, my name is Lana Mason and I am the full-time counselor at Liberty Oaks. I received my Bachelor's Degree in Child and Family Development from the University of Central Missouri and my Master's Degree in Counseling from MidAmerica Nazarene. My husband and I recently got married on St. Patrick's day. Don't worry though, I will answer to both my maiden name, Miss Hufft, and my married name, Mrs. Mason. Outside of school, I enjoy going on walks with our dog, Maggie, spending time with my friends & family (especially my nephew and baby niece) and baking cupcakes. I am originally from a small rural town, but I have been lucky enough to live in the Liberty community for the past 6 years. If you have any questions or concerns, please, do not hesitate to contact me!

Family Needs Committee

Our wonderful Family Needs Committee is continuing this year and we would love for you to be a part of it! The only goal is to help students at Liberty Oaks by fulfilling a need that may fall through the cracks.

These needs could range from snacks, to school supplies, to clothing, or even a party supply such as a Valentine's box. Participation is always optional so members just help out when they can. If you are interested in joining the committee, please enter your information into this Google Form.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask!

Services Provided

As a school counselor, it is my goal to work with you so I can better serve the needs of our students. The school counseling program is student-centered. I believe that all students should be able to learn in an environment that meets their needs in order to achieve their maximum potential. Together we (administrators, faculty/staff, and parents) can provide a respectful and encouraging environment that helps our students meet present and future challenges. I look forward to working with your child(ren) and getting to know them throughout the school year. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me via email or phone. I am always available to help your children.

Classroom Counseling Lessons

Classroom lessons will be presented in the classroom for students in grades K-5. Lessons will focus on the following counseling domains: personal/social, career, and academics. Each classroom will receive a minimum of one classroom counseling lesson a month from a member of the counseling team.

Small Groups

Group counseling is provided for small groups of students experiencing similar concerns. These may include: making and keeping friends, anger management, coping with divorce or loss, study skill, improving self-esteem, or improving social skills. The groups generally range from 4-6 students and last between 6-8 sessions. The students for groups can be recommended by parents/guardians or by staff members. Permission slips must be signed by parents for students to participate in groups.

Individual Counseling

One-on-one counseling support is available to all students in grades K-5. Students may self-refer or be referred to the counselors by teachers/staff and/or parents. Confidentiality is respected**.

Parent Resources *

*Liberty Public Schools is not responsible for the content on external sites/servers.

**Privacy and confidentiality are essential to having an effective school counseling program. Liberty Public Schools recognizes the importance of good communication and good working relationships between students, parents, and the school. Therefore, every effort will be made to protect student and parent privacy rights except under certain limited conditions. These conditions generally include safety issues (harm to self and/or others), legal issues, and professional responsibilities (see the ASCA Ethical Standards for School Counselors).