ESOL/Bilingual Programs → Counseling Services

Counseling Services

The mission of the ESOL Counseling Team is to provide counseling services to ESOL students from a cross-cultural perspective so they may succeed academically, and adjust to a new social and cultural environment.

Our Services

Our services include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide individual and group multicultural and multilingual counseling services to ESOL and METS students.
  • Assist in the cultural, social and emotional adjustment of ESOL students in Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS).
  • Work with school staffs and ESOL students in resolving crisis situations.
  • Assist in resolving conflicts arising from cross-cultural misunderstandings.
  • Assist ESOL students in developing decision-making skills and coping skills.
  • Collaborate with school staff and administration in cross-disciplinary problem solving processes, as necessary.
  • Assist ESOL students in developing awareness of academic, social and career alternatives in MCPS and beyond.
  • Guide students in developing awareness of academic, social, and career choices within MCPS and community.
  • Provide career and vocational counseling.
  • Work in collaboration with school-based counselors and administrators to meet the needs of ESOL students.

Referrals

To access ESOL counseling services:

Schools with an assigned ESOL Counselor

  • Complete Referral for ESOL Counseling (MCPS Form 335-60) and submit it to the assigned ESOL Counselor. 
  • The form can be filled out electronically and printed from your browser, or a blank form can be printed and filled out by hand.

Schools without an assigned ESOL Counselor

ESOL Counselors

The ESOL/Bilingual counseling staff provides counseling services to ESOL students. ESOL Counselors support teachers and school staff to increase awareness of and handle issues related to ESOL students and they help students adjust to their new environment.

The central ESOL Transition Counselors:

  • Provide individual and group multicultural and multilingual counseling services to ESOL and METS students.
  • Assist in the cultural, social and emotional adjustment of ESOL students in Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS).
  • Work with school staffs and ESOL students in resolving crisis situations.
  • Assist in resolving conflicts arising from cross-cultural misunderstandings.
  • Assist ESOL students in developing decision-making skills and coping skills.
  • Collaborate with school staff and administration in cross-disciplinary problem solving processes, as necessary.
  • Assist ESOL students in developing awareness of academic, social and career alternatives in MCPS and beyond.
  • Guide students in developing awareness of academic, social, and career choices within MCPS and community.
  • Provide career and vocational counseling.
  • Work in collaboration with school-based counselors and administrators to meet the needs of ESOL students.