Counseling Services

Below are listed the counseling services available to students at WMS.


As a part of our comprehensive, developmental School Counseling Program at Woodland Middle School, our counselors serve our students, parents, and teachers through a wide variety of services. School Counselors promote excellence through their work in four program areas:

  1. Responsive Services- personal and crisis counseling, small group counseling, 504 and support services
  2. Classroom Curriculum- classroom lessons, character education, group activities, and transition issues
  3. System Support- consultation and collaboration with parents, teachers, and administrators
  4. Individual Planning- academic and career planning and support

Students Taking A Right Stand (S T A R S)

Counselor is: Lauren Herman, LPC-MHSP, NCC

615-472-5491 Ext: 11436

Office is in 6th grade hallway across from room 225

Students can be referred to STARS by teachers, principals, school counselors, nurses, parents, friends and self-referral.

Individual Counseling:

Meet once or multiple times throughout the year confidentially

Students are seen during related arts, study focus or lunch (unless it is a crisis)

  • Social Issues (relationships, peer pressure, conflicts, stress)
  • Drug and Alcohol Use
  • Bullying
  • Family Concerns (communication, divorce/separation, etc.)
  • Personal Issues (depression, anxiety, anger/aggression, self-esteem, grief/loss)
  • Crises

Group Counseling:

Meet with peers in a confidential group

Meet new people who could be going through similar experiences as you

  • Possible Topics:
    • New Girls Group; New Boys Group
    • Anxiety/Depression
    • Anger Management
    • Family Issues
    • Socialization Skills


  • Possible prevention events and activities to raise awareness for different mental health related topics:
    • Red Ribbon Week-Drug Prevention and Awareness
    • Random Acts of Kindness Week
    • Kick Butts Day-Anti-smoking campaign

Safe and Drug Free Schools

“What we do in the name of health, safety, and well-being are linked with teaching and learning.  Teaching and learning can’t take place if students aren’t healthy, aren’t physically and mentally fit, or aren’t safe.”

William Modzeleski, Director
Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools
US Dept. of Education