I am the school counselor at St. Simon. I wanted to let you know the many ways you may access counseling services for your children, and would encourage you to take advantage of the services - one of the many opportunities at school to help your children thrive and grow to their potential!
St. Simon contracts with my agency, Catholic Family Services, to provide a social worker one day a week (Tuesdays from 8:00 am - 3:00 pm).
I meet with students for a variety of issues related to school adjustment, emotional and social issues, family-related issues, or other things that may prevent a student from learning and growing. I meet with students at a time that works best for them, and our meetings are confidential. I will obtain permission from parents before I begin any counseling. In addition to individual counseling, I also meet with students in groups, do presentations in their classrooms, and am available to do classroom observations.
I am also available to meet any of you who may be interested in discussing concerns you have about your children - I know parenting can be challenging at times! Please feel free to set up an appointment to speak with me - I would like to help in any way possible. I also have many resources to which I may be able to refer you to if necessary.
If you would like to reach me, please call the school office at 842-3848, ext. 200 to leave a message or message me through Fast Direct, and I will get back to you when I am in the office on Tuesdays.
I look forward to serving you and your students this year at St. Simon.Thank you for all you do to support the school, faculty, and your children.
Olivia Nicholson, MSW, LMSW