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Counseling & Guidance

The counseling program at Mill Springs Academy supports the mission of the school and is dedicated to encouraging the academic, social, and physical growth of all students. The counselors offer support to the students in grades 1 through 12, their parents/guardians, and the faculty.

Individual counseling sessions may be arranged at the request of a student, parent, teacher, or other staff member. The counselor may speak with students about issues such as friendship, difficulty in the classroom, conflict resolution, anger, grief and loss, etc.

Group counseling sessions are offered to small groups of students and provide a safe environment to explore a range of developmentally appropriate topics. Classroom guidance may also occur to present lessons to larger groups of students.

Confidentiality is an important component of counseling and helps to build a trusting relationship with the students. Occasions may arise when confidentiality must be legally and ethically broken, and the counselors will work with the child to inform the necessary parties. The counselors and other school staff often communicate with private therapists and physicians. Release of Information forms are available for families who desire the staff at Mill Springs to be in contact with other professionals.

If you would like further information please contact Susan Day, Director of Counseling at sday@millsprings.org.

Counseling Staff

Susan Day

Susan Day
Titles: Director
Degrees: MA-Professional Psychology
BA-Economics
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 678-893-7847 ext. 1730

Angela Davis

Angela Davis
Titles: Counselor
Degrees: BA-Psychology & Education
MA-Community Counseling
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 678-893-7849 ext. 1731

Brandi Smallwood

Brandi Smallwood
Titles: Counselor
Degrees: MA-Community Counseling
BA-Psychology
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 678-893-7850 ext. 1732

Kathy Muma

Kathy Muma
Titles: Psychometrist
Degrees: MEd
BA
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 678-893-7031 ext. 1729