• The Counseling Department offers several educational and social emotional support groups throughout the school year. Counselors are present to help students be as successful as possible in the school setting. Many times, small groups of students with common concerns come together to talk, learn, and share. This has proven to be very successful for students in the middle school years.

    Counselors form groups depending upon the needs of the current students. 


    TRAILS (Transforming Research into Action to Improve the Lives of Students) to support students’ social, emotional, and behavioral health.

    This group focuses on helping youth develop strategies to support emotional health.  Many of our students experience emotional ups and downs throughout the time you entrust us to educate them and support their development. Research indicates that students with solid self-awareness and good coping skills do better academically and socially during their school years and beyond. 


    We offer a skills group for students experiencing symptoms of anxiety and/or depression. The group will focus on strategies to support emotional health and enable healthy sleep, good social relationships, and optimal academic achievement. 


    Participants learn a wide variety of research-backed skills to alleviate symptoms of stress, anxiety or depression • Groups meet 1 time per week for 10 sessions


    Girl Empowerment Group

    The group will focus on self esteem, confidence and friendship. Girls will have the opportunity to strengthen social skills, share experiences, develop problem solving skills and make new friendships.

    Participants will learn:

    • How to make good choices about friendships and peer relations
    • Appropriate ways to socialize in and out of school
    • How to recognize and handle uncomfortable situations
    New Student Group

    Brownell Counselors put a focus on the new students that join the Brownell community each year. We meet with news students individually and as a group so students have an opportunity to transition successfully.