Individual Counseling

Social/Emotional Counseling

The BASA Counseling office is committed to the overall wellbeing of all of our students. Not only do we focus on academic success and college and career readiness, we provide services to meet the social and emotional needs of ALL students. Emotional wellbeing and safety are essential for students to meet their academic or post-secondary goals. BASA school counselors provide individual and small group counseling for students on a variety of topics. We also provide Social Emotional Learning (SEL) lessons through counselor led classroom lessons and Crew.

School counselors play a critical role in supporting social/emotional development as they:

  • Collaborate with classroom teachers to provide the school counseling curriculum to all students through direct instruction, team-teaching or providing lesson plans for learning activities or units in classrooms aimed at social/ emotional development (ASCA, 2019)
  • Understand the nature and range of human characteristics specific to child and adolescent development
  • Identify and employ appropriate appraisal methods for individual and group interventions that support K–12 students’ social/emotional development
  • Know and utilize counseling theories to inform both direct and indirect services providing support to K–12 students’ social/emotional development
  • Use assessment in the context of appropriate statistics and research methodology, follow-up assessment and measurement methods to implement appropriate program planning for social/emotional development
  • Select and implement technology in a school counseling program to facilitate K–12 students’ social/emotional development
  • Serve as a referral source for students when social/emotional issues become too great to be dealt with solely by the school counselor, including crisis interventions

(ASCA, 2017)


At BASA, it is very important to us that students feel a sense of belonging at our school. We want students to feel connected with peers and their teachers/advisors. With that in mind, Crew was implemented. The term “crew” comes from educator Kurt Hahn, founder of Outward Bound. Hahn’s quote, “We are crew, not passengers, strengthened by acts of consequential service to others,” inspired the idea for crew. With meetings at least twice a week, Crew provides a place to support everyone’s learning and growth, makes time for students to build meaningful relationships with peers and the Crew leader, to reflect on and monitor academic progress, and to focus on social emotional learning.

Social Emotional Learning during Crew is based on the 7 Mindsets. (Spanish)

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