Redwood Middle School Counseling


Redwood Counselors


Barbara Broihier
(A - L)
(805) 446-1962 ext 1006
bbroihier@conejousd.org


Tracy Rosenthal
(M - Z and EDGE students)
(805) 446-1962 ext 1008
trosenthal@conejousd.org



**As professional school counselors, we work with students on an individual basis, in small groups, and in their classrooms. The focus of the Redwood Counseling Program is to build upon our students' academic, personal/social skills, and career awareness.**


School Information

RMS Phone: (805) 497-7264
Counseling: (805) 446-1962
233 W. Gainsborough Rd.
Office Hours: 7:30-4:00

 

California Distinguished School 2013
 California Gold Ribbon School 2017

Why Middle School Counseling?

Middle School is an exciting, yet challenging time for students, their parents, and teachers. During this passage from childhood to adolescence, middle school students begin turning to peers rather than parents for ideas and affirmation.

Today's young people are living in a rapidly changing environment with an increasingly diverse society, new technologies, and expanding opportunities. Students need support and guidance during adolescence to help ensure they are prepared to become the next generation of adults. Every adolescent faces unique and diverse challenges, both personally and developmentally, that have an impact on academic achievement.

Middle School counselors enhance the learning process, promote academic achievement and guide students by encouraging them to embrace the challenges they may face on a daily basis.  We help students to achieve optimal personal growth, acquire positive social skills, set appropriate academic goals, and realize their full academic potential. This is all in an effort to guide them in becoming productive, contributing members of their community.

 

 

Here are some reasons students might want to talk to the School Counselor

  • "I had an argument with my best friend and she doesn't want to be my friend anymore."
  • "I want to improve my grades, but I'm not sure how to do that."
  • "I don't like it when my parents get upset and I don't know what to do."
  • "Someone close to me is sick and I'm really worried about them."

 

Here are some reasons parents might want to talk to the School Counselor

  • "This is John's third school this year and he's having difficulty adjusting."
  • "Jenny used to be excited about school, but she seems very unmotivated or distracted."
  • "My child seems to be having a difficult time making friends.  Can you help?"

 

Communication with Outside Agencies and Resources

Parents often enlist the help of outside agencies, such as therapists, tutors, educational specialists, doctors, and other professionals. School counselors work closely with these professionals to collaborate on best practices to help your child. A release authorizing the school to communicate with outside agencies is required. Parents should request this form from the counseling office, complete it, and return it to your child's counselor.