What is a School Psychologist?
According to the National Assosication of School Psychologists, a School Psychologist is a uniquely qualified member of a school team that supports students' ability to learn and teachers' ability to teach. They apply expertise in mental health, learning, and behavior, to help children and youth succeed academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally.
Simply explained? As a proud School Psychologist myself. I support a child, teenager, family or teacher in coping with struggles that modern families or schools face. This may include emotional difficulties, or the investigation of underlying challenges.
My work includes counseling with teenagers, where I provide emotional support to the challenges they are facing; intervention programs with children, teenagers or families designed specifically to support their needs (including coping with anxiety, anger, grief, divorce and many more); consultation with parents and teachers in providing insight and intervention plans to the behaviour of a child; psychoeducational assessments evaluating the core weaknesses and strengths of a child, relating to cognitive or learning difficulties.