Welcome to the Montgomery County High School Counseling Center!

Hello! My name is Mrs. Phillips, and I am the school counselor for all high school students! This is my first year here at Montgomery County, and I could not be more excited!

Mission Statement: To provide every student access to a certified professional school counselor to aid students in academic, career, personal, and social issues. My mission is to support every studentin obtaining their maximum growth and development in accordance with their potentials so that they can become successfull individuals and are prepared for life after high school.

Beliefs: (1) All students are unique and should have the same opportunity to receive a quality education that allows them to thrive socially, emotionally, and academically. (2) All students have dignity, worth, and the right to a safe, comforting, and nurturing environment which supports and enhances student success in high school and life beyond. (3) All students' ethnic, cultural, racial differences and special needs are considered in planning and implementing the comprehensive school counseling program (CSCP).

My approach to counseling is from a holistic perspective, meaning a child and their life experiences are important when it comes to assessment and treatment. I will help to provide students with the tools needed to be successful in school and in life beyond. My goal is to provide and promote an atmosphere that makes every student feel safe. Every student deserves to feel valued and to be in an environment that fosters individuality. I will not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, etc. I also will not breach the confidentiality of students unless they express wanting to harm themselves, others, or are being harmed by someone or an environment.