Counselor Services

BHSN (Behavioral Health Services North)

Contact information is listed below:                 BHSN Plattsburgh Office: 518-563-8000

    24 Hour Crisis Helpline: 1-866-577-3836


Who can see a Counselor

The professional school counselors of AuSable Valley Central School believe that every student is capable of academic achievement. In order to guarantee optimal success for each student, the school counselor advocates and provides support on a continuing basis throughout the student’s academic career.

Students may see a counselor about:

Personal Issues:
The school counseling office offers individual counseling to students who may be dealing with issues such as peer pressure, self-esteem, relationships, loss and separation, and transitions. The counselors are available for walk-ins or by appointment, to help students with personal or social issues. Group counseling may also be available.

School Concerns:
Counselors meet with students who may have concerns with classroom-related problems, academic placement, and achievement. Every year they conduct an Annual Review with each student in which academic and career plans are discussed. Students are always encouraged to stop by with any questions or concerns throughout the school year.

Career/College Services:
The school counseling office is equipped with information for higher education or career plans following high school. Opportunities are available for students to attend college fairs as well as meet with college recruiters. College planning seminars will be offered for parents and students at the high school level.

Career and Vocational School Opportunities:
School counselors can assist student with course selection and planning for a variety of career paths including vocational-technical school opportunities, military pursuits, or direct entrance into the workforce. Visit the CV-TEC website.

Working Papers:
All students between the ages of 14-17 must obtain working papers before beginning employment. Working card applications may be obtained in the School Counseling Office. A current health physical must be on file for student to apply. Contact Ms. Jennings for more information. 518-834-2800 ext. 3731


Counseling Services Table

Provides: Consults with: Assists with:
  • individual counseling
  • group counseling
  • crisis intervention
  • parent education
  • support for students and their families
  • referrals to professional services
  • teachers
  • parents
  • administrators
  • support staff
  • outside agencies
  • career education
  • student orientations
  • test and record interpretation
  • referrals for special needs placement
  • college planning
  • job placement
Implements: Guides: Advocates:
  • the AVCS School Counseling Program
  • K-6 Classroom Lessons
  • 7-8 Making Positive Choices
  • 9-12 Seminars
  • Students in their decision making processes concerning academic, career, and life goals.
  • With all stakeholders involved for the personal and academic well-being of all students.

Can Parents speak with counselors?

A parent may contact
a Counselor about:
A teacher may contact
a Counselor about:
Family Concerns
School Progress
Social Adjustment
Educational Planning
Career Planning
Behavior Management
Health Concerns
Arranging Conferences
Individual Student Concerns
Class Guidance Activities
Course Placement
Career Education Programs
Test Interpretation and Use
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