Welcome to the FDHS School Counseling Department!
     Staff Member  Title  Caseload
     Email Address
    Ms. Hope Stevens School Counselor
    Student Last Names: A - Ha
    Mr. Jeff Farthing School Counseling Coordinator
    Student Last Names: He - N
    Mrs. Katie Crabtree School Counselor
    Student Last Names: O - Z
    Mrs. Sheba Lane Career Coach    lane.sl
    Ms. Susan Arritt GRASP Representative    fortdefiance@grasp4virginia
     Mrs. Natasha Goodloe  Secretary/Registrar   ngoodloe  

    Our Services

    Our purpose as a school counseling department is to promote academic achievement and enhance the learning process for students. We are here to help students with their academic, career, and personal development. We work with teachers, administrators, students, and parents to provide the individual help that each student needs throughout their high school career by consulting, offering counseling, intervening, and referring to outside agencies, if needed. Our services can be grouped under three main categories: individual planning, responsive services, and system support. 

     Individual Planning Services

    • Developing personal goals and future plans with students
    • Monitoring student academic progress
    • Building career awareness
    • Providing education planning to include course selections
    • Assisting with college selection, application process, financial aid, scholarships

     Responsive Services

    • Consultation with teachers and parents
    • Individual counseling
    • Referrals to community agencies, social services, medical professionals (including mental health professionals), and/or alternative education programs
    • Crisis intervention

     System Support Services

    • Student data analysis
    • Utilization of community resources
    • Maintaining student cumulative records