Counseling Group Information

  • Students in a circle with heads touching and looking down together Counseling small groups are a part of Marana Unified School District’s Comprehensive School Guidance and Counseling Program. The general goals of the small counseling groups are (1) to help students learn effective communication skills, (2) to help students learn valuable coping skills, (3) to help students recognize how feelings and behaviors are related to academic performance, and (4) to provide an opportunity for children to help each other through sharing feelings and experiences in a safe environment.  


    Counseling groups take place during the school day, once a week, for approximately 30 minutes. Groups are formed based on student needs. Groups typically have five to eight students participating at one time.  If there are not enough children for a particular group, the group will either be postponed or will not be offered. Not all students benefit from a small group setting, and therefore, may not be able to participate.  School counseling groups do not replace outside counseling services.  The school counselor offers support, not therapy. If you feel your child would benefit from therapy you can contact our school counselor for help locating outside agencies.


    If you are interested in having your child participate in a counseling group, please request a Student Information/Parent Permission Form and return it to your child's teacher or directly to the counselor. You know your child best, so any information you can provide will assist in better meeting the needs of your child.