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School Counseling
Contact:  Joy Kassner  615-792-4296  Email

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School Counselor, Joy Kassner

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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:



          Homework/work habits

          Decision Making


          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 discuss your concerns.