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Middle School Counseling Center 


Parents should contact the school counselor to discuss academic, social/emotional concerns and behavioral issues. Mrs. Bateman is available to offer family support, discuss individual student needs and make appropriate referrals to community resources.  If you would like to make an appointment with Mrs. Bateman please call the counseling office at (607) 869-9636 ext. 4105 or email at jbateman@southseneca.org.  Students can access the counseling office by asking a teacher for a pass or stopping in during lunch, before or after school.


Here are a few examples of services provided to students:
  • Individual counseling on academic, career and social/emotional concerns 
  • Group counseling
  • Consultation with students, parents, and teachers 
  • Parent conferences 
  • Career exploration 
  • Crisis intervention 
  • Classroom guidance facilitation
  • Scheduling 
  • Goal setting and decision making skills
  • Peer relationships and effective social skills
  • Coping strategies
  • Education in understanding self and others
  • Communication, problem-solving and conflict resolution
  • Referrals to outside services
  • Transition planning


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