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Guidance and Mental Health

School Counselor- Natalie Ziemba 
706-894-3056 ext 170
Welcome!  I am the school counselor for the Success Academy and Alternative School.  I have the joy of working with students through classroom guidance lessons, small group counseling, and individual counseling.  I also collaborate with school staff and parents in order to best meet the needs of students.
Classroom Guidance Lessons
I visit each classroom multiple times throughout the school year and have the chance to interact with every student during these lessons.  Lessons typically last 30 minutes in length and cover topics such as school readiness skills, understanding feelings of self and others, problem solving skills, friendship skills, and study skills.
Small Group Counseling
A variety of small groups are offered to students who may benefit from spending some extra time developing academic, social, or emotional skills along with their peers, and to students who are coping with similar life situations.  Groups can have anywhere from 3-12 members and usually meet once a week during lunch for several weeks.
Individual Counseling
Some students benefit from one-on-one counseling regarding academic, social, or emotional challenges. All students will meet with me individually 2-3 times/year to discuss class schedules, grades, and future plans.
School Social Workers
The Habersham County Schools social workers are housed within the Habersham Ninth Grade Academy building. Social workers meet with students for guidance, counseling, and all areas of school improvement. School social workers play a critical role in schools and educational settings. Social workers working within school systems provide services to students to enhance their emotional well-being and improve their academic performance. School social workers are often called on to help students, families, and teachers address problems such as truancy, social withdrawal, and the effects of special physical, emotional, or economic problems. 
Kathleen Clement 706-894-3055 ex 152 Email
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