Gaylene GreathouseMiddle School Counselor
I would like to take a moment to introduce myself. I’m Gaylene Greathouse, the school counselor at ACA Middle School. I’m originally from California, but moved to Texas in 2010. I’ve been lucky enough to have a variety of experiences that led me to my work as a school counselor. I went to Azusa Pacific University for my undergraduate degree in Human Development. Afterwards, I stayed at APU and received my Master's of Education in School Counseling in 2004.
I have had a lot of fun exploring Texas since moving here. Some of my favorite pastimes include: visiting caverns, going to the lake, Fort Worth Stockyards, and spending time with my husband and 5 children. I love working at the middle school level and look forward to continuing here for many years to come! Detailed below are the different types of services I am able to provide to students and parents.
The counseling program at ACA Middle School supports students in their academic, career, and personal development through the following services:
Guidance: Mrs. Greathouse provides guidance to benefit students’ academic skills, career planning, and social/emotional growth.
Consultation: Mrs. Greathouse is available to consult with parents and teachers with concerns regarding students.
Individual Planning and Counseling: Academic, career, and personal counseling are available to all students at ACA Middle School. Sessions are kept confidential unless students disclose that they are being hurt, are hurting someone else, or want to hurt themselves. Please note that school counselors provide brief individual counseling. If in depth therapy is desired, Mrs. Greathouse is available to provide appropriate resources.
Mrs. Greathouse is available to meet with students regarding:
· New student registration and orientation
· Transition to High School Educational planning
· Support for special needs
· Identifying post-secondary options consistent with interests and aptitudes Personal and SocialConcerns:
· Peer difficulties
· Student crisis and conflicts
· School adjustment concerns
· Academic pressures
· Family concerns
· Information on community services and agencies
· Information on community service activities
· Developing career awareness (Naviance during 7th & 8th grades)