School Counselor

Dr. Clifford Whitehead

I am here to help you and your child have a successful year and achieve his or her fullest potential. Some of the areas of support include:

  • Small group counseling

  • Individual sessions

  • Classroom guidance

  • Conferences for parents

  • Parenting support and information

Please call me here at the school office at 801-3700 if you would like further information or additional support. I look forward to getting to know you and your child this 2022-23 school year.

Below are some resources you may find useful:

Franklin County Children's Services Resource Guide (pdf)

Franklin County Public Health Resources (pdf)

Parent Book Recommendations (pdf) - recommended by the American Association of School Counseling (ASCA)

CAP4Kids is a reliable, up-to-date resource to help families find community agencies that exist to improve the lives of children and families in the Columbus area. The site is updated weekly.

Directions for Youth and Families - NMS has a collaborative school and community relationship with Directions for Youth and Families. Clinical and intensive counseling takes place within the school and the home to build a stronger relationship. DFY strives to help children and families find direction where they need it - in their homes, schools, and neighborhoods - that's what they've been doing for more than 100 years.

Each year, through more than 20 different programs, DFY dedicated staff members reach out to more than 7,500 young people and their families. DFY helps families build upon their strengths by offering services that:

  • Enhance parenting skills

  • Prepare children for school

  • Improve decision-making skills

  • Strengthen communication skills

  • Build healthy family interactions

For more information or to make a referral, please contact your school counselor (Dr. Whitehead) at (614) 801-3721 or DFY at (614) 294-2661.

you have any questions, feel free to contact me at 614-801-3721 orcrw0127@swcsd.us.