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Confession: We need to support the lonely school counselor.

I was at my son’s soccer game today and was speaking with his coach when his wife came over and joined us.  We got into typical basic chatter which lead to us talking about our jobs.  She shared that she was a school counselor too!   I mean you might have thought I won the lottery the way I was so excited.  I think I may have scared her a little but my job is very isolated.  I am the only school counselor in my school.  Of course I have friends, but there is no one to talk to about the specifics of the job, someone who truly understands the daily highs and lows.  Does anyone else feel that way about their school counseling gig?  So fast forward past me hugging her and grabbing her arm telling her we are going to be bff’s for life – she tells me how she works in a school with 4 other school counselors and loves it.  Ugh….good feeling gone.  I am so jealous, envious and down right depressed.

This blog will hopefully give us- the lost, lonely at work but yet super awesome to connect with each other and share.  What can you do to decrease your lonely school counseling existence OR if you are one of the lucky ones who has a team of school counselors working with them how can you add even more school counselor friends???   

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I realize that this is a lot to ask but making connections is what makes us human and not robots going through each day as if it was on replay.

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3 Comments

  1. Love your style of writing. Keep up the good work!

  2. Brandi Brandi

    I feel very lonely at my job. Misunderstood by staff, not supported or respected, only wanted when needed and expected to instantly respond and fix things. I cant even go to the lunch room because despite my desire to connect with my staff they only want to complain about students and conference with me during that time when I just wish to eat and connect a bit and build relationships. I also struggle with how staff want to teach children to treat each other with respect, kindness, flexibility and inclusion, yet themselves do not demonstrate this. They will always sit at the same tables, in the same spots and will not sit with me if I am sitting alone or in one of their “usual” spots it seems to throw them off ! I just feel like a one man show advocating for what is right in a world and system that aren’t focused on the same values. It is very sad and very disappointing

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