Westwood is lucky to have a wonderful counseling program that includes a Mercy therapist and two school counselors. Westwood’s counseling program includes classroom guidance lessons, individual counseling, and family conferences. Classroom guidance lessons are centered around state standards. Common topics are preventing bullying, Kelso's Choices (conflict resolution), coping skills, and making friends. The goal is to always be available to help students with problems that may interfere with learning.
Individual counseling is available for any child in need of a one-on-one session with the counselor to talk about good days, bad days, how to solve ones problems peacefully, or to share celebrations and progress. A student may see one of the school counselors upon teacher request, parent request, or through self-referral. A teacher or student can fill out a referral form and leave it in the counselors box in the office. Parents can call the office at 615-472-4890 or email Ms. Warden or Mrs. Varallo.