School counselors actively identify academic, career, and personal/social challenges for students, and assist them in planning future education or career choices. School counselors create connections between a student’s academic, personal and vocational goals.
At an early age, BHASD students are taught that school counselors are a support to them. As students progress through the grades, counselors remain available to provide individual and group counseling for academic, career or personal/social concerns.
Counselors consult with parents and school staff to help students be successful. At the elementary level, they also offer assistance through classroom guidance, including prevention education, emphasizing safety, conflict resolution and bullying prevention.
Counselors coordinate services for students by working cooperatively with community agencies, which offer additional resources to help our students.
BHASD school counselors help students deal with issues ranging from normal developmental concerns to career exploration to crises or trauma. School counseling and guidance services are available to all students in all schools.
*If you have a mental health emergency and need assistance, please contact one of the numbers below or call 911.
Holcomb Crisis Intervention of Berks County- dial 1-888-219-3910 or 610-379-2007
Mental Health Crisis Hotlines: RuOK Berks County- dial for immediate assistance 1-888-219-3910 or 610-379-2007; or text ‘RuOK’ to 484-816-7865
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline- 988
Crisis Text Line- Text ‘HOME’ to 741741
Trevor Project (LGBTQ)- 866-488-7386