2022-2023 Counseling and Advocacy for Teens (CAT) and Adolescent Counseling Services (ACS) Program
Woodside High School’s CAT/ACS program provides students with the necessary support to be successful. We offer individual and group counseling for students as well as parent resources for students who are referred by our guidance counselors and staff.
The CAT program was developed in the Fall of 2007 to meet the need for students to receive individual counseling support on campus when families may have limited resources to be seen outside of school. In the Fall of 2012, CAT partnered with Adolescent Counseling Services (ACS) to expand our services and provide direct therapeutic services to our students.
Counseling services are provided by a group of trained therapists, all with a Master's Degree in counseling or in the last year of their program. Adolescent Counseling Services provides weekly individual and group supervision as well as training so the therapists can complete their hours towards licensure.
Students are referred to the program by their guidance counselors based on academic, social, personal, or crisis counseling needs. Counseling services are voluntary and free of charge.
All therapists work closely with Woodside Staff to help meet students’ academic goals and coordinate services. This includes parent contact and permission as well as referrals to community services as needed.
Our team is available by phone, email, or by appointment. All work with students is compliant with the Board of Behavioral Sciences and American School Counselor Association standards for confidentiality and legal/ethical guidelines.
The Confidential Counseling Center is open from 9am - 4pm on school days.