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Counseling Department
Alison Silcox

Lindsay Selig
Prevention Specialist
Comprehensive School Counseling Program
The Carbondale Middle School Counseling Program provides all students support for academic growth, career planning, and personal/social development. Students and families are encouraged throughout the year to contact the school counselor to address any areas of concern. The school counselor utilizes multiple formats to provide support, outreach, prevention/intervention services and guidance curriculum to all students.
The Goals of the CMS Counseling Department
-To assist students with educational, personal, career and goal planning.
-To help students understand themselves and others.
-To assist students in identifying and dealing with problems.
-To provide crisis intervention when necessary.
-To coordinate referrals to school and community support services.
-To serve as a resource to students, parents, teachers, and administrators.
Some Reasons to Contact Your Child's School Counselor
-Any time you want to say hello
-Academic skills support
-Career preparation
-School adjustment issues
-Coping, problem-solving, decision-making concerns
-Organizational, study and test-taking skills
-Peer relationships and conflict resolution problems
-Divorce, separation and family changes
-Experiencing loss and grief
-Substance abuse awareness
-Multicultural/diversity awareness
-School-based and community resources information or referrals