School Counseling

 Krista Williamson

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Krista Williamson

Krista Williamson, our Guidance Counselor, graduated from Penn State University, with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Knowing that she had a passion for helping students she then received her Master’s degree in Elementary School Counseling from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania.

She was born and raised in Nazareth, Pennsylvania till recently she moved to North Carolina to pursue her dream of becoming a school counselor. Ms. Williamson is very excited to be part of the Prospect family and is looking forward to a wonderful school year!

  • Confidentiality Statement

    School counselors recognize their primary obligation for confidentiality is to the student but balance that obligation with an understanding of the family or guardians’ legal and inherent rights to be the guiding voice in their children’s lives (ASCA Code of Ethics).
    The role of the school counselor in regards to confidentiality is:

    • To support the students right to privacy and protect confidential information received from students, the family, guardian and staff members
    • To explain the meaning and limits of confidentiality to students in developmentally appropriate terms
    • To provide appropriate disclosure and informed consent regarding the counseling relationship and confidentiality
    • To inform students and the family of the limits to confidentiality when: Student poses a danger to self or others, Court ordered disclosure, Consultation with other professionals in support of the student i.e. colleagues, supervisors, treatment teams, and other support personnel
    • To keep personal notes separate from educational records and not disclose their contents except when privacy exceptions exist
    • To seek guidance from supervisors and appropriate legal advice when their records are subpoenaed
    • To assert their belief that information shared by students is “confidential” and should not be revealed without the student’s consent
    • To adhere to all laws protecting student records, health information, and special services (i.e., HIPAA, FERPA, IDEA)