School Counseling

NPSSOC8CORA’s school counselors support the healthy growth and development of children and adolescents in their homes, schools, and communities. Utilizing a short-term, high-impact service model, counselors work with students experiencing school-related problems or difficulties that are situational or developmental in nature. Additionally, counselors meet with larger groups of students to proactively address topics such as social skills, community building, stress management, drug and alcohol abuse prevention, and internet safety/cyberbullying.


  • Needs assessments and service plan development
  • Short-term individual and family counseling
  • Referrals for additional services through CORA or outside providers
  • Short-term counseling support groups for targeted issues
  • Crisis intervention for individuals, groups or school communities
  • Large group guidance lessons on age-appropriate topics
  • Consultations with educators and parents/guardians
  • Peer Helpers program for middle school leaders
  • Team model approach to service delivery


Students in grades K-12 in contracted schools. Students may be referred by a teacher, administrator, educational specialist, parent/guardian or by self-referral.

Access Service

  • Philadelphia non-public schools may request CORA as their service provider through the School District of Philadelphia Intermediate Unit’s annual contract process. Contact CORA to discuss benefits to your school.
  • Public school districts and charter schools may contact CORA to develop a partnership.