Individual Counseling is conducted in a confidential setting where the professional school counselor employs specific counseling techniques to assist students in areas such as:
- career planning
- educational planning for high school and college
- developing positives attitudes and behavior
- developing skills related to decision making and problem solving
- dealing with interpersonal relationships
- crisis intervention
In a counseling relationship, counselors must at times be mindful of their actions in terms of the rights and welfare of the student. Individual counseling services provided by the school counselor include topics that are specific not only to adolescent development and academic concerns, but also topics that are specific to the needs of the demographic area served.