Northview School Counseling and Guidance



  • Helping develop positive attitudes among students towards self, family, and community.
  • Counseling with students individually and in small groups to understand and appreciate their unique qualities and to grow personally and socially.
  • School-wide Character Education Initiatives.
  •  Developing and delivering classroom guidance lessons that teach skills such as making healthy decisions, resolving conflicts, and respecting others.
  •  Collaboration with teachers and parents to meet the individualized learning needs of students.
  • Working collaboratively with students, parents, and teachers to identify and remove barriers that may impede student achievement.



Elementary Guidance Philosophy...


  • Encourage academic, personal/social, and career development 
  • Provide a systematic array of curriculum, interventions, and services based on student needs.
  • Provide individual counseling, group counseling, classroom guidance, consultation, coordination, and curriculum development.
  • Attain Baltic Elementary School’s ultimate goal to be a “partnership of students, parents, staff and community members whose mission is to prepare students to be successful in life.”


“I have learned that people will forget what you said; people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”  — Maya Angelou



  • Children have dignity, worth, and value as human beings.
  • Children learn best when they feel good about themselves and their relationships with others.
  • Children who understand their feelings are better able to control their behavior.
  • Children are capable of making responsible choices.
  • Attitudes formed during elementary school shape future attitudes towards learning, self, and society.
  • Children need guidance and support from school, parents, and community as they seek to find their place in society.
  • Schools, parents, and communities that communicate and collaborate provide the most effective support to children.


Northview's school counseling program:

  • serves all students
  • includes large and small group counseling
  • incorporates individual counseling
  • works with all stakeholders: parents, teachers, and community

A school counselor is an educator who:

  • Advocates for the student at school.
  •   Provides Individual and Small Group Counseling
  • Works with teachers and parents to provide helpful suggestions and support for children’s needs.
  •  Provides Classroom Guidance for every class.
  •  Helps in identifying academic and social/emotional needs of children.
  • Helps children understand themselves and others.
  • Provides information about community resources that would benefit children.
  • Makes referrals to outsides agencies.
  •  Provides parents with resources and information.

Guidance curriculum is taught by the school counselor, classroom teachers, and also in coordination with outside agencies such as: NCADA, Junior Achievement, C.A.P.P.S., Learning for Life, Preferred Family Health and the Girl Scouts.

Small group work at Northview takes the form of Conflict Mediation, group meetings, and small groups of students with a specific need to be addressed.

Individual counseling is offered for Crisis situations, specific individual situations, and as needs arise. For on-going or long-term needs - resources and referrals are available from the counselor.

The school counselor also works closely with Special School District staff and classroom teachers to help access and ensure that students with special needs are getting their needs addressed. The school counselor sets up and chairs the STUDENT INTERVENTION TEAM or SIT process. Referrals to the SIT team can be made by either a staff member or a parent. The counselor assists staff members, parents and students work through the process of referral to Special School District as needed.

The school counselor assists with the coordination of district wide, building level testing at Northview. District wide, building testing that your child will be taking includes: Acuity Diagnostic A and B, Acuity Predictive C, and the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP testing).



Special School District
Family Resources
Community Psychological Services UMSL
The Community Psychological Service (CPS) is a not-for-profit outpatient mental health center established by the University of Missouri-St. Louis to provide psychological services to residents of the St. Louis metropolitan area. Since 1977, our staff have striven to promote excellence in the counseling and psychological evaluation services we provide to the community. CPS is committed to offering high-quality, timely, and affordable services to individuals who would not otherwise be able to afford professional mental health care.

We are committed to providing high quality, affordable counseling and evaluation services to adults, couples, children, and families, and to training effective, empathic psychologists.

Lutheran Family & Children's Services

LFCS is thrilled to be able to place licensed, professional counselors on-site at over 50 Lutheran, Public and Private schools throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area.  Our counselors are able to supplement the resources of the schools we serve, providing much-needed help and support to students and families.

Children and adolescents may experience challenges that disrupt their sense of self as well as their daily life at home, in school or in peer relationships. Our therapy program uses different therapeutic components (assessment, individual and family therapy, as well as school consultation and/or psychiatric consultation) to develop a treatment plan that is individualized and focused on the strengths of the child and family. The therapist creates a safe, positive therapeutic environment which encourages the child to share their concerns and discuss issues that are impacting their lives in a negative way.

Common treatment concerns include:

  • Adjustment Problems
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Problems
  • Bullying
  • Divorce/Separation
  • Family/Sibling Relationship
  • Grief
  • Loss
  • Trauma

To learn more please contact us by email or by calling 314/787-5100 or 866/326-LFCS (5327).

Preferred Family Healthcare

What is A.R.T.C?

Through our Achieving Recovery, Resiliency & Responsibility Through Creativity (A.R.T.C.) programs, PFH strives to provide a wide range of creative opportunities and experiences which allow program participants, young and old to use their talents, strengths and interests as tools for personal growth and recovery. 

Originally developed within our adolescent substance abuse treatment programs we have expanded A.R.T.C. to provide adults with substance use disorders and those struggling with persistent mental illness as well as youth experiencing a broad range of risks with innovative opportunities in both the prevention and treatment arenas. With strong visual and performing arts components, A.R.T.C. strives to use the language of creativity to ensure individuals with a wide variety of learning styles are given impactful opportunities to learn and change. 

Mindy Hoxworth