The goal of Counseling Services at Cary Academy is to support the school’s mission to educate the whole child by focusing on the social and emotional development of students. In particular, school counselors are available to assist students for whom social and emotional issues are affecting their learning process or general development. Brief, solution-oriented counseling is provided to individual students. Short-term educational and support groups may also be available. School counselors also serve parents, providing guidance on issues related to adolescent development, parenting, and the student’s school experience. When students or families require support that extends beyond the means of Cary Academy staff, or when parents request it, the school counselors provide parents with referral information regarding professional services in the community.
Students and parents are encouraged to contact their school counselor at any time. Telephone numbers and email addresses are listed to the right for your convenience.
Middle School Counselor
Ellen Gooding, MA, LPC
Upper School Counselor
919 228-4565 email