Back in the day, students only met with school counselors to discuss test scores and schedule classes. With today’s students’ increasing social and emotional needs, counselors play an essential role in helping teens navigate life. Yet some parents might be uncomfortable with what their kids discuss in “confidentiality” with a school counselor. High School counselor Kevin Kuczynski acknowledges that “confidentiality is something that very important with teens,” however he also says that “I try really hard to keep the lines of communication open with parents, so that anything that is even a remote concern, I will encourage (kids) to talk to their parents about it.” Annie talks with Kevin about what goes on behind the counselor’s door and how parents and counselors can become partners in helping tweens and teens.
About Kevin Kuczynski
Kevin Kuczynski, MA, LLPC, LSC is a high school guidance counselor providing responsive services including counseling, consultation, referral, and peer mediation. He also helps students establish personal goals and develop future plans including college and career planning. Kevin is the author of Behind the Counselor’s Door: Teenagers’ True Confessions, Trials, and Triumphs. Learn more at Facebook.com/BehindTheCounselorsDoor and KevinKuczynski.wix.com/AchieveGreatness
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