Teens in Transitions Coaching with Ms. Trish
Since 2004, I have worked extensively with high school students across public, private, and charter school settings as a Teacher, College counselor, and Guidance Counselor. My experience includes working with KIPP Schools, Alief ISD, Incarnate Word Academy, St. Thomas High School, and Spring Branch ISD. Recently, I served at Westchester Academy of International Studies as one of their Upper School Senior Counselors. I enjoy helping students building various skill sets for a successful, purposeful future. Having academic success is just one piece of a thriving student. Students thrive when they have the following: 1) Personal and Authentic Connections 2) Goals for a Hopeful Future and 3) A Strong Sense of Self-Esteem. In addition, I help teenagers deal with the emotional ups and downs they face through adolescence. My hope is that they can face future situations with a sense of resilience, strong character, and sound decision-making.
As a Teen Coach for Junior and Senior High School students, I empower them in the following areas:
- Developing a Post-Secondary/College Preparation Plan - Develop a customized and personal College plan, Identify Best Fit Schools (considering personality and price), Guidance with the College Applications(ApplyTexas, CommonApp), Guidance with Community College, Discernment in Final-Decision Making of College/University, Financial Aid (FAFSA, Scholarship opportunities), Prospecting College Major/Career Paths, Linking Students to Appropriate College Reps, Events, and College-Related Resources.
- Managing Anxiety/Coping with Stress/Building Healthy Living Routines - Identifying stress triggers, Building a self-care plan, Building positive resources, Applying practical coping strategies.
- Relationship Resilience - Helping students in dealing with difficult relationships with peers, parents, siblings, etc. , Coaching students to build positive, healthy, supportive relationships among peers, Identifying negative or toxic relationships, Supporting students through romantic relationships.
- Building Effective, Real-World Communication Skills - Empowering students with real-world skills such as listening, learning how to type a professional email, being proactive in communicating with teachers, expressing feelings/needs, paying attention to social cues, learning about first impressions, learning social media etiquette.
- Examining Identity/Purpose - Helping students who struggle with identity issues with sexual orientation, sense of purpose, "what do I do with my life" questions, and internal conflict.
- Intergenerational Conflict - Coaching students who experience cultural clash with their parents, often common with first generation students and immigrant parents.
*Note--Teens in Transitions program is mainly for students in their 11th and 12th grade year in High School.
For more information, please contact Tricia Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org or 832-341-1870.