School Counseling

Learn about our school counseling program

A Note from the Oak Hill Student Services Team…

 

We are here to support all Oak Hill students and families. We put together a list of resources that we hope will be helpful during this time.

If your child is experiencing mental health challenges, any FCPS parent can schedule a 30 minute phone consultation with a school psychologist or school social worker. To schedule a phone consultation, parents should click this link. This service is not intended for mental health emergencies and if an emergency is suspected or indicated, please call 911.

Have your child visit the School Counseling Virtual Guidance Site for activities, fun ideas, and coping strategies. Check back weekly  for updates. Please note, students must first log in to their fcpsschools.net account to access the site.

Resources

FCPS Resources

Daily Coronavirus Updates 

Ways to Support Local Organizations

Food Resources

Parent Information Phone Lines (several languages)

Parent Resource Center

 

Resources to Help You Talk to Your Children

Supporting Children Who Are Worried About the Coronavirus 

Talking to Children About COVID-19

Talking to Children about COVID-19: A Parent Resource (Available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, French, Vietnamese & Amharic)  

 

Caregiver Resources

Coronavirus: Mental Health Coping Strategies

25 Simple Self-Care Tips for Parents 

Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope with the Coronavirus (Available in Chinese) 

 

Resources for Mental Health Services

Chantilly Pyramid Counselor Resources

Mental Health and Community Resources

Northwest Center for Community Mental Health: 703-481-4100

Crisis Link Regional Hotline: 703-527-4077

Merrifield Center Emergency Services: 703-573-5679

 

Resources for Basic Needs

Western Fairfax Christian Ministries 

Cornerstones

Brightpaths (food assistance by referral only) 

Food For Others (weekly food distribution at specified locations)

Fairfax County Neighborhood and Community Services

Fairfax County Assistance From a Distance 

 

 

School Counselors

Oak Hill’s school counseling program strives to empower students to become independent and productive individuals through a developmentally age appropriate program providing academic, social, emotional, and college and career counseling services. The belief that all students can achieve academic success is a touchstone of our program.  We work with students in a variety of different capacities including lunch bunches, classroom lessons, group counseling, and individual counseling.

FCPS School Counseling Services 

Chantilly Pyramid Mental Health Resources

Please do not hesitate to contact a counselor at Oak Hill.

    School Counselors

    Social Work and Support Services

    School social workers focus on family and community factors that influence learning. They provide intensive services for students facing issues that pose risks to their academic success such as parent divorce and separation, poverty, truancy, chronic illness, mental health problems, conduct problems, child abuse, etc.

    All FCPS social workers hold a Master of Social Work (MSW) or Master of Social Science (MSS) degree; many have earned a Doctorate of Social Work (DSW) degree. All school social workers are licensed by the Virginia Department of Education. The majority of the staff is clinically licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia Board of Social Work (LCSW) or in other jurisdictions and trained to provide mental health services in any setting.

    Our School Social Worker

    Cammy McCleskey, clmccleskey@fcps.edu

    School Psychology Services

    School psychologists are mental health specialists with knowledge of child development, the psychology of learning, behavior management and intervention, monitoring the progress of students, and program evaluation. School psychologists apply this knowledge using a problem-solving approach to help bring about positive changes in the learning environment, attitude, and motivation. Services offered by the school psychologist may be provided directly to the student or indirectly by working with teachers, parents, and other care givers; however, all services provided by the school psychologist are intended to enhance the academic and social emotional success of students. Minimum requirements to be a school psychologist include a 60-hour master's degree program and a one-year full-time internship; many FCPS school psychologists hold doctoral degrees.

    Our School Psychologist

    Ginny Phinney, vgphinney@fcps.edu