At Holy Names, our full-time school counselor plays such an important role in the commitment we've made to care for our students - in body, mind, and spirit. Our entire Guidance Counseling program exists to bring balance into our academic and spiritual base. We want to do all we can to help each student develop a strong and healthy emotional framework for her life.
We are, first and foremost, responsive to individual needs and concerns. But we also provide group and classroom activities. We’re here to help all of our students in dealing with real problems, like peer pressure. We’re also here to help them become good decision makers, confident individuals, and happy, productive learners.
New students get extra attention. We want to have the period of adjustment go as smoothly and quickly as possible.
A guidance counselor can also assist parents who want to improve the parent-child relationship, and achieve greater understanding of the social-emotional needs and developmental changes of adolescent girls.
Our faculty and administration also call upon the expertise of Guidance to better understand student behavioral concerns and address individual student needs.