RUSD recognizes that as part of supporting the academic development of its students, it must also support their mental health. To this the district’s school psychologists can provide limited individual counseling for students in need. Issues that might warrant individual counseling include social adjustment difficulties, anxiety, anger management, low self-esteem, and academic or organizational support, among other things. Counseling is usually arranged on a short-term or check-in basis, depending on the needs of the student in question. Given the size of the student body and the array of needs, it is not usually possible for students to receive counseling on a long-term basis. We are always happy, however, to work with parents to find the best possible provider in a local private practice. It should also be noted that many of the issues for which students might receive individual counseling are also addressed in student support groups, and students in need of support may also benefit from group counseling.