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Group Counseling

The mission of BSM is to develop students in mind, body and spirit. One of the ways we work on mind and spirit is through groups. Support groups are used for several reasons.

  • First, support groups are used as a way to prevent roadblocks to success from negatively affecting the personal and academic lives of students.
  • Second, support groups are used to help students who are dealing with serious issues. Finally, support groups are used so that the student support team can keep on top of student issues within the school.

How Groups are Formed

Student need typically dictates the type of groups formed. Student surveys are sent out to homerooms at the beginning of the year. Students fill out these surveys as to whether they want to be in a support group, see a counselor individually, or neither of these options. The counselor tallies the surveys to find out which students want services, and the student support team discusses who should and should not be in groups.

Typical Groups at BSM:

  • Anxiety
  • Children of Alcoholics
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Change (Divorce and Separation)
  • Insight Group (Chemical use or abuse)
  • Loss and Grief
  • Relationships (family, friends, significant others, etc.)
  • Stress Management
  • Tobacco Cessation

For more information about these groups and how to join a conversation, please contact your student's BSM counselor.

BSM Mental Health Team

Ty Cody, Ed.S, School Psychologist 

Jeff Steffenson, PsyD, LP
On-site Therapist 

Laura Esping
Chemical Health Counselor