What We Do

The Counseling & Wellness Department’s mission is to support the Burroughs community in the areas of health and wellness, prevention and counseling intervention.

The Counseling & Wellness Department at Burroughs is a multi-faceted program staffed by the department director/counselor, two other counselors and a health educator.

The counselors work with all members of the Burroughs community to support the well-being and growth of our students. Helping students sustain healthy relationships within the community is an important part of our mission, along with encouraging our students to make healthy personal choices. At the core, this is a collaborative effort, involving parents, faculty/coaches and the administration.

Prevention Services
Through grade-level programming, health classes and school-wide assemblies, we educate our students about a variety of health-related and age-appropriate topics such as internet safety, substance abuse, nutrition, sexual health and safety, and stress management.

Personal Counseling Services
Among the services we are able to offer on campus are screening for attentional issues, depression, anxiety, eating issues and emotional concerns as well as personal counseling for a wide variety of concerns that might be affecting the life of a student.

Parent Support Services
Our work with parents is two-fold. We serve as liaison to the Family Network and its committees to develop and deliver ongoing parent education programs and book talks. We are also available to individual parents for consultation and can provide educational, psychiatric and psychological referrals — all on a confidential basis.