Our Counselor

McDowell Early College School Counseling

"Soaring Toward Opportunities, We Help Each Other Succeed"

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Welcome to the MEC School Counseling page!  As the MEC School Counselor, I am available to students, parents and staff to help address concerns about academics, emotional/social issues or other personal obstacles students may be facing.  Information shared in my office is confidential with exceptions for student safety, including suicide ideation and abuse/neglect.  

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As we navigate this uncertain time, I encourage all of you to be aware of not only your physical health, but also your mental health.  The following resources may help in addressing stress and anxiety surrounding the current circumstances.  Please feel free to reach out if we can help. You may also reach out to mcdowellcares.com or call 724-9599 if you need food assistance.   If you or someone you know are in immediate need of mental health support for a mental health concern/crisis, please call Mobile Crisis at 1-888-573-1006. If your child is a client of A Caring Alternative, their crisis line is 828-413-2251.

CDC Managing Anxiety and Stress  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/managing-stress-anxiety.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fabout%2Fcoping.html

5-5-5 Breathing. https://k12.thoughtfullearning.com/minilesson/using-5-5-5-breathing-calm-down

Five Free Mindfulness Apps  https://www.mindful.org/free-mindfulness-apps-worthy-of-your-attention/