33 N. Fillmore Street
Arlington, VA 22201
Fax: 703-875-2868
Thursday, February 11, 2016


Counseling Services
Long Branch has a comprehensive school counseling program aligned with the American School Counseling Association (ASCA) Model designed to address the needs of our students K-5. School counseling is proactive and focused on helping remove barriers to academic success by resolving any academic, social, personal, or emotional concerns that may come up throughout the school year. The following services are provided by the school counselors:
Individual Counseling
Assist students to better understand themselves, deal with interpersonal relationships, and resolve problems that might interfere with learning. Crisis intervention is also provided when needed.
Small Group Counseling ("Lunch Bunches")
Students with similar concerns meet and gain skills in problem solving, communicating, and interacting with others.
Classroom Lessons
Designed to reach students in grades K-5. Classroom lessons help foster respect, responsibility, empathy, and leadership skills. The lessons cover topics such as:
  • Communication skills and cooperating with others
  • Listening skills 
  • Decision making and goal setting
  • Tolerance and respect for individual differences
  • Personal safety
  • Conflict and problem solving skills
  • Transition to Middle School (5th grade)
  • Study and organizational skills
  • College and career awareness

Lessons are given on a biweekly basis for grades K, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th with Ms. Martin and a weekly basis for 1st with Ms. Fitzgerald, with each lesson lasting about 20-30 minutes. The lessons are interactive, creative, evidence-based, and often use books, videos, and projects to teach students how to be successful. 

Last Modified on October 20, 2015