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Counseling Corner

Message from Mrs. Cline

Welcome family and friends of Churchville Elementary School! You've found your way to the school counselor's corner- a site that will hopefully provide you with useful information about the counseling program at CES, as well as valuable resources for supporting our CES kids.

I am originally from Alfred, NY, and I now live in Churchville. I attended Slippery Rock University near Pittsburgh, PA and earned my Bachelors of Science in Psychology. I then graduated from Roberts Wesleyan College with a Masters of Science and Certificate of Advance Study in school counseling. I am happy and grateful for the opportunity to be a part of such a fantastic district, and I love my home at CES!

Below you will find information on the counseling services offered at school, books that are helpful for facilitating meaningful conversations with children, community resources and much more. Please contact me with any questions or concerns. I look forward to working with you and your child! 

CES Counseling Program

The Elementary School Counselor Program at CES is part of our total school philosophy.  It is child centered and compliments learning in the classroom.  Our program encourages student’s social, emotional and personal growth at each stage of development.

The purpose of counseling students, parents and teachers is to help students maximize their social and academic potential.  It is important to remember the school counselor is here for all children in our school.

Our counseling program  is organized around the following basic interventions:  

  • Individual or one-to-one counseling
  • Classroom guidance
  • Group counseling

Counseling is conducted with students individually and in small groups when requested and deemed appropriate.  It is short term, voluntary and confidential.  Parental permission is obtained prior to any extended individual or group counseling.  

Individual Counseling

Individual counseling can be done on a regular basis with scheduled weekly or bi-weekly meetings or on an as-needed basis when situational concerns arise. Parents will be contacted if their child is invited to participate in regular counseling services. 

Classroom Guidance

Classroom guidance lessons are performed on an as need basis depending upon school climate, classroom chemistry and/or teacher goals.

Possible Classroom Guidance Lessons:
Conflict resolution, anger management, communication, problem solving, peer pressure, feelings awareness, teamwork, listening, stress management, bullying.

Group Counseling

The purpose of counseling groups is to provide the opportunity for students who share a common concern to meet together to receive support through talking, learning and sharing. Participation in the groups are voluntary and if your child is recommended for a group you will be notified of a concern by the teacher then you will receive a permission slip from me.

Groups will be 20-25 minutes in length and will take place once or twice a week during the school day. Groups will run for 4-5 weeks. The counselor works closely with teachers to choose times for groups that interfere as little as possible with instruction. If you feel your child may benefit from participating group counseling, please email or call Mrs. Cline. 

Possible Groups:
Friendship Club, Anger busters, Worry Warts, Family Change, Self- Esteem, ADD/ADHD

Counseling Referrals

Counseling referrals may originate from teachers, administrators, parents or students themselves.

  • Students often come to speak with the counselor if they need extra support with a problem or concern. In order to do this, they should ask their teacher first about coming to the counseling office.
  • Parents/families can contact the counseling office directly with questions, concerns or a referral.
  • Teachers and administrators will contact counseling for behavioral, emotional or social concerns they may have about students. Teachers also have opportunities throughout the year to refer students for specific group counseling focusing on various topics.

Students meet regarding a variety of concerns, including but not limited to:

  • Family changes: divorce/separation/newly blended families
  • Self-control/Coping with ADD or ADHD
  • Coping with anxiety
  • Anger management
  • Grief/loss
  • Social skills
  • Self esteem
  • Conflict resolution
  • Student confidence in academic/study halls


CES Counselor

Sarah Cline
(585) 293-2022 ext. 7310

For additional resources and links on a variety of age-appropriate topics, please visit our resource page.

K-4 Counseling Resources

Churchville-Chili CSD utilizes school counselors, psychologists and social workers to support students, families, classroom staff and administrators.

To learn more about the district's various services, resources and supports, please visit: 

Mental Health Resources & Support