Guidance and Counseling


Contact: Brittany De Plato



Welcome to the Counselor's Corner

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School Counseling Services Provided Include:

  • School Counseling Core Curriculum Lessons delivered to each student within the classroom addressing social, emotional, academic, and career standards
  • Small group counseling
  • Individual counseling
  • Advisement
  • Academic planning
  • Referrals


The Whigham School Counseling Program removes barriers to student success through engaging, intentional, data-driven comprehensive school counseling programming focused on academic, social-emotional, and career domains.


The vision of the Whigham School Counseling Program is for students to be empowered to achieve their personal goals and positively contribute to the community through higher education and careers. As a result of school counseling interventions, students will develop a vision for their lives reflecting academic, career, and personal-social goals.

Core Beliefs:

  • All students have the ability to learn and reach high levels of personal success.
  • All students—regardless of ability, age, gender, ethnicity, or sexual orientation—shall have equal access a certified School Counselor and all services (academic, social-emotional, and career) provided by the counseling program and the school.
  • All students deserve to feel safe and supported at school.
  • School Counselors must be advocates for every student.
  • School Counselors are leaders, advocates, and change agents within the school.
  • School Counselors should adhere to the American School Counselor Association’s Ethical Standards.
  • The school counseling program focuses on student success through data-driven, intentional interventions that meet the needs of every student.
  • The school counseling program serves an integral role in student empowerment and success through academic, career, and social-emotional interventions.

Theoretical Approach:

I use an eclectic counseling style which encompasses components and techniques of various counseling theories (Cognitive-Behavioral, Rational-Emotive Behavioral Therapy, and Reality) with an emphasis on Solution-Focused Brief Counseling.