School Counseling
Jennifer Carpenter Phone Icon 423.357.7221 Email Icon Email

Mount Carmel Elementary School Counseling


I hope to use this page to provide helpful information about school counseling, the counseling program here at MCES, as well as resources available at the school and in the community. Take a look around at some of the things we're doing!

 Parents! Please take a moment to fill out our Family Needs Assessment! This will help me gain insight and feedback on ways to make our counseling program better for families, students, and the community. Thank you!

Click on the link below to be taken to the survey.


Below are some links for the new TN Comprehensive School Counseling Model. The model and standards are projected to be fully implemented beginning the 2018-2019 school year.

Implementation Guide

Model & Standards Policy


Services Provided by the School Counselor

Classroom lessons are provided to all students once per week during each homeroom's Related Arts period. We discuss topics such as responsibility, empathy, friendships, and career/college readiness.

Small groups are used for students who need a little extra attention on a variety of topics such as grief, social skills, study skills, worry, and leadership.

Individual counseling can be provided for those students needing one-on-one assistance for problem solving and short term needs (1-4 sessions).

I collaborate and consult with school faculty, families, and community members to provide the services needed for our students.

If you feel your student needs regular one-on-one therapy, please feel free to contact me. I will be more than happy to provide you with resources of local therapists who would be able to provide long-term therapy services.

If you have a concern about your student or about your student visiting the school counselor, please feel free to contact me.




Make a Referral

If you would like to make a referral for counseling, please choose the appropriate link below.

Student Self Referral- if you are a students and would like to see the school counselor

Parent Referral- if you would like your child to see the school counselor

Teacher Referral-if you have a student you feel would benefit from seeing the school counselor