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School Counseling

I am Joy Kassner, the school counselor for Ashland City Elementary. After receiving my B.S. in Behavioral Sciences at Trevecca Nazarene University, I completed a Master's Degree in School Counseling, and have been serving as school counselor since 1998. As the counselor, I am here as part of a team working with parents, school staff, and community resources to help make school a caring and supportive place for our children. I work to help students overcome barriers to their progress in their academic, social, and emotional growth by providing prevention and intervention services.

Counseling Services

I provide a non-judgmental, confidential counseling atmosphere for the student. If your child shares something with me that I think needs to be brought to your attention, I will contact you immediately. If the student’s needs are beyond my scope of training and expertise, or require a more long term approach, I will be happy to provide a list of private professional counselors.

Individual counseling is available as needed on a short-term basis. This may include issues related to, but not limited to:

 School adjustment
  •  Coping with difficult personal and family problems, such as divorce
  •  Peer relations
  •  Developing a positive self concept
  •  Decision-making and goal setting
  •  Working with students on making changes in their behavior
  •  Academic and work habits problems
  •  Drug and alcohol concerns in the family
  •  Grief due to the death of a friend, family member, or pet
  •  Helping you develop strategies that support your child’s education.
  •  Providing information to help you better understand child development.
  •  Connecting you with appropriate professional services outside of school.
  •  Assisting you with your child who might be struggling with a variety of issues:
  •  Behavior
  •  Homework/work habits
  •  Decision Making
  •  Stress
  •  Peer relations and peer pressure
  •  School Adjustment
  •   Assisting you in understanding assessment results.
  •   Assisting you in helping your child cope with family changes.
  •  Helping you communicate concerns in your Parent-Teacher conferences.

Please feel free to contact me at any time to make an appointment to discus your concerns.