The Jesuit High School Counseling Center is staffed with school counselors who are here to offer support and guidance to students in a safe environment. Together we have an average of more than fifty years working with Jesuit students. We are in a unique position to appreciate the high school journey of our students and the many challenges that arise during this phase of adolescent development. Since students are assigned a counselor in the freshman year each student remains with his/her respective counselor for the entire four years, allowing for a personal relationship to develop.
- Work with students to plan a four-year course of study to prepare them for success in college and beyond
- Address concerns regarding academic performance
- Provide support for personal issues
- Facilitate communications between students, parents, teachers and administrators
- Help with the college search and application process
- Support students and their families with crisis intervention as needed
- Provide referrals for outside therapists or assessments as needed
In order to create an atmosphere of trust, we respect and honor the privacy rights of our students and recognize that our primary obligation for confidentiality is to the student. Students are informed that exceptions to confidentiality exist under certain circumstances in order to protect students, themselves, or others. More specifically, there can be no expectation of privacy under the following circumstances:
- Student poses a danger to self or others
- Court-ordered disclosure
Oregon state law further requires “[A]ny public or private official having reasonable cause to believe that any child with whom the official comes in contact has suffered abuse or that any person with whom the official comes in contact has abused a child shall immediately report or cause a report to be made …” (ORS 419B.010).
- Grief Support: http://www.dougy.org/
- Depression Information: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/depression/index.shtml
- National Institute on Drug Abuse: http://www.nida.nih.gov/
- Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK
- Youth Hotline: 877-968-8491
- Multnomah Co. Crisis Line: 503-988-4888
- Washington Co. Crisis Line: 503-291-9111
- Clackamas Co. Crisis Line: 503-655-8585
- Suggested Readings
How to Contact Us
Students are encouraged to see their counselor whenever they need assistance. Students can request a counseling appointment by visiting the Counseling Center in person. A student can also email his/her counselor or call 503-291-5411 to request an appointment. For parents and guardians, please call or send an email to your student’s counselor to schedule an appointment.