Peer counseling is a group of qualified student counselors trained to address a broad range of topics by providing one-on-one, confidential support to WCS students. Peer counselors offer an encouraging atmosphere where students can talk openly about issues, challenges and accompanying feelings. Peer counselors help students develop solutions to their problems through the use of active listening, open dialogue and practical coping skills.
Peer counselors are not professionals. They are “peer” counselors who help students through supportive interactions. The goal is to enable WCS 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 counselor for a clinical approach.