Degrees and Certifications:
M.S. in Psychology from UGA M.Ed. in Professional Counseling from UGA Ed.S. in Professional School Counseling from UGA
My name is Lauren Kay and I am a native of Hart County, where I worked as a school counselor for the past five years at South Hart Elementary. I graduated from The University of Georgia with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, and a Master’s and Educational Specialist degrees in Professional School Counseling.
I believe every student has the right to be served by the school counselor and it is our job to remove barriers to academic achievement. Counseling services at Colham Ferry consist of classroom lessons, small groups, and individual sessions. The topics for counseling services will include character education, bullying awareness, peer pressure, self-esteem issues, anxiety, friendship, careers, and other skills needed for academic success. I will send home a monthly newsletter that informs you of the programs I offer, as well as, the counseling topics for classroom lessons that month. All counseling is confidential, except if it is in the child’s best interest for me to disclose to the appropriate personnel. A successful school counseling program involves a cooperative effort between parents, teachers, administrators, and the counselor. I am happy to discuss any questions or concerns you may have as I work with your child so you may best help him/her at home. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to work with your child. I am very excited about serving the students and parents of Colham Ferry Elementary! Please feel free to contact me anytime by phone or email.