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By clicking the links at the top of this page or by scrolling down, you will find more information about me and about the services I provide to students. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me by clicking the “Contact” link above or by calling me directly
Haley Batchelor, M.A.Ed., NCC
Double Springs Middle School
My name is Haley Batchelor. I graduated from Winston County High School in 2006 and began my college journey at the University of North Alabama in Florence where I received both of my degrees. I graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology in 2010 and again in 2012 with a Master of Arts degree in School Counseling (PK-12). I have also been certified by the National Board for Certified Counselors. This can be verified for any nationally certified counselor at http://www.nbcc.org/verify. I completed the majority of my counseling internships in Double Springs during the 2011-2012 school year before being employed as the counselor at Double Springs Elementary from August 2012 to December 2013. My middle school counseling adventure began in January 2014!
I love being a school counselor and helping students. I strive to have a positive impact on DSMS and our students. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.
DSMS Counseling Program Plan
Individual and Small Group Counseling
I see students for many different reasons. Some of the reasons are related to family changes/issues or any traumatic event such as a divorce, the death of a loved one, a recent move, or even a natural disaster. I help students work through other issues that adults sometimes do not think about or do not consider to be problems such as social skills, finding motivation, body changes, hygiene, identity issues, and anything else that may come up.
Please feel free to contact me if you think individual or small group counseling would be beneficial. All forms of communication are kept confidential, and I will not call a student out of a class directly unless he or she is okay with this. Some students do not mind who knows if they come to see me because they understand that people come to me to share good things too. Hearing something positive is great, but my point is that the content of a meeting isn’t the business of any other student or the teachers. What a student says in my office stays in my office unless the student is being harmed, unless the student wants to hurt someone else, or unless he or she wants to harm himself/herself. If someone is at risk of being harmed, students shouldn’t want to keep this information to themselves. In a case like this, I would only notify those who had the legal right to know and could help.
Bullying and Peer Pressure
Anxiety and Stress
Feelings and Behavior
Grief and Loss
Social Cruelty, Teasing, and Bullying
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