The School Counsellor at Morinville Community High School, Mrs. Courtney MacDonald, provides social and emotional support to students as well as career advice or help with post secondary goals. Support for mental health concerns including symptoms of anxiety, stress or depression as well as a variety of other concerns is available in the Counsellors office. It is a confidential space for students to use to improve their wellbeing at school.
School Counselling does NOT replace or operate like private Counselling Services. If there are larger needs identified and external supports are required, referrals can be made through the Counselling office.
Students can schedule themselves in or feel free to stop by student services when a need arrises. Teachers and parents can also refer students and appointments can be booked in advance.
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Parents can call during school hours (780-939-6891) or email Mrs. MacDonald at email@example.com to report/discuss concerns.
Consent to Counsellor Service can be viewed and printed HERE.
Introducing GSACRD's new District Counsellor in Addictions, Lucy Oster.
Lucy is a big believer in the human capacity for resilience, growth, and change. She has dedicated her career to supporting youth and adults in overcoming addiction to substances and other negative behaviours, as well as tendencies toward unhealthy relationship patterns. Throughout her career as a counsellor, social worker, and mediator, Lucy has worked tirelessly to reduce stigma and break down barriers for folks accessing mental health supports. She is trained in both individual and family counselling and has received teachings both from a western and indigenous worldview. Lucy believes in a holistic approach to healing, and strives to help her clients examine their spiritual, emotional, physical, and mental health. She has experience using a restorative justice model in navigating challenging conversations and helping families heal from trauma. Before embarking on her career in social service, Lucy worked with youth as a competitive gymnastics coach and sought-after choreographer. She is grateful for the opportunity to bring her experience and skillset to Greater St. Albert Catholic Schools. Lucy was born in Warsaw, Poland, but grew up in Edmonton where she currently lives with her 2 teenage children and Siberian Husky. In her spare time, she loves to run, dance, read, and cook while listening to her favourite podcasts!
Parents can call during school hours (780-939-6891) or email Ms. Oster at firstname.lastname@example.org to report/discuss concerns.