Who are the Fruita Middle School Counselors?

Dean Bradshaw

Thea Nelson-

What is a School Counselor?

- A staff member who promotes the academic success of the students.

- A resource person for parents, students, and staff A student advocate.

- A consultant and listener.

- A guide for class placement and selection.

- A class scheduler.

- A member of the school crisis intervention team.

Why would you see a School Counselor?

To talk about: Scheduling/Registration, Grades, Studying, Change, Relationships, Peer Issues, Conflict Resolution, Substance Abuse/Abuse, Other Needs

How do you make an appointment to see the School Counselor?

Self Referral

Staff Member Referral

Parent Referral

Appointment Slip Outside of Counselor's Door

What are the School Counselors' rules of confidentiality?

The School Counselors follow the ethical standard of confidentiality. Confidentiality means that all conversations in the counseling relationship will not leave the counseling office, with a few exceptions. The exceptions to the rule are if the student talks about danger to themselves or to others. Examples of danger include all forms of abuse, as well as suicide threats. These cases will be reported to proper authorities (i.e., parents, school administration, mental health services, social services, potential victims).

There is always someone that you can talk to if you need advice. You can reach either of these hotlines 24 hours a day 7 days a week!

Colorado Crisis Services: Text "Talk" to 38255, or call 844-493-8255, or visit

Crisis Text Line: Text "Start" to 741741 or visit