The Wellness Team provides both proactive and reactive school-based support for students and families in the social and emotional development realms.
Wellness educational programming at The Rivers School is comprised of school-wide, division, and grade level initiatives to promote effective decision-making and help students develop effective self-care skills.
Direct counseling services at The Rivers School are confidential and can take the form of short term or ongoing support. With student and parent approval, counselors can communicate with faculty members, community partners, and outside service providers. This important work often takes the form of skills development to empower students as they navigate normal and expectable challenges that arise through adolescence. Through counseling, students develop an understanding of the world as they reflect on their values, actions, and who they want to be. With new knowledge and skills, students become better equipped to set goals and navigate challenges they face.
At The Rivers School, we make sure that wellness education and counseling complement and complete each other, and we work to collaborate with the student advisory system, the school nurse and athletic trainers, and the Dean’s Office. The Counseling and Wellness Department’s work is a direct expression of the school’s culture of care, compassion, and respect for each student’s humanity.