The Peer Counseling program is a group of qualified student counselors trained to address a broad range of topics by providing one-on-one, confidential support to Westminster students. Peer counselors are carefully chosen each academic year based on qualities of empathy, self-reflection, attentiveness, and discretion. The Peer Counseling program offers an encouraging atmosphere where students can talk openly about personal, social, and/or academic challenges and accompanying feelings.
Peer counselors are not professionals. They are “peer” counselors who help students through supportive interactions. The goal is to enable students to discover their own solutions to some of life’s challenges. All peer counselors undergo training to address the common problems of high-school-aged people, while more complicated problems are always referred to the high school personal counselor for a clinical approach.
Please note that peer counseling services are completely free and confidential.