Welcome to the counseling department at St. Francis Xavier Jesuit School! Our school counselor is Susie Garlick. After receiving a Bachelor of Elementary Education, Mrs. Garlick taught both 5th grade and 1st grade. She then received a Master of Arts in Professional Counseling and became a Licenced Associate Counselor through the State of Arizona working at CT Counseling Services in Downtown Phoenix. For the past three years, Mrs. Garlick has worked as a parent educator at her business, At the Parenting Place.
As the SFX school counselor, Mrs. Garlick will collaborate with parents, teachers, and administrators bringing everyone together for the benefit of each child. She will provide classroom lessons, small group counseling, individual counseling and referrals if needed.
After the initial counseling session, Mrs. Garlick will email parents to share a brief explanation for the meeting and ask for parental consent to continue seeing the child.
If a parent does not want their child to work with the counselor, there will be a place to mark that on the form.
In order to gain the most from working with the counselor, rapport and confidentiality are very important components. What is said in the counseling office will remain confidential with the following exceptions:
If there is ever a need to break confidentiality, Mrs. Garlick will let the child know in advance and work with the child to handle the situation in a way that respects his/her feelings and needs.
Referrals: School counseling is considered a short term resource. Outside resources will be provided for issues needing more attention.
All Google forms are available on the school website. Paper forms are available at the front desk.
Please feel free to reach out to Mrs. Garlick if you feel your child is in need of any guidance, assistance or help via phone (602) 212-4564 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Francis Xavier
4715 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Phone: (602) 266-5364
Fax: (602) 279-0423
Mission Statement: St. Francis Xavier School, a faith community grounded on Jesuit principles of superior education, cultivates excellence in mind, body, and spirit sending forth Kids for Others.