Mrs. Thurman- School Counselor
Welcome Roadrunners! I am your School Counselor. Although this is my third year at Reeds, this is my sixteenth year in the counseling field. I graduated from Gardner-Webb University with a MA Ed.S in Mental Health Counseling, and am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and Licensed School Counselor.
Even though I have an array of counseling experiences, working in the school setting is by far my favorite. I believe every student has personal strengths and the ability to overcome obstacles, and as a counselor I can assist in empowering students in the discovery of their personal strengths and the development of skills to cope with challenging situations.
As a School Counselor, I am an additional support person that students can talk to when they are faced with challenging circumstances. A child may request to speak individually with me if he/she is angry, stressed, sad, has a conflict, etc. Parents, teachers, administrators, and other school staff can make a referrals as well. School Counselors perform a variety of roles, therefore, if your student could benefit from therapy; I can provide a list of counseling resources.
What a student shares with a counselor is confidential unless he/she:
- Gives permission for the information to be shared.
- If the child reports abuse or neglect.
- If the child shares current harm to him/herself.
- If the child shares plans to hurt himself/herself.
- If the child shares that he/she is or plans to hurt others.
- A court order mandates a breach in confidentiality.
If you believe your student could benefit from meeting with me individually, please feel free to contact me.