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Welcome to the Middle School Counseling Page! My Name is Mrs. Downs and I am the Middle School Counselor at Garfield Montessori Magnet School. The Middle School Counseling Program includes a variety of resources and programs for every student to participate in. The Middle School Counseling Program includes: individual, group and family counseling services, career awareness, exploration, assessment and planning and classroom career speakers, social emotional education including; coping strategies, peer relationships, effective social skills, problem-solving, decision-making, and conflict resolution and goal setting, also organizational, study and academic skills support, book clubs, health and fitness groups, and transition planning for high school and resource referrals. We also take many fieldtrips throughout the year related to career exploration, college prep and healthy lifestyle initiatives! Look forward to working with you!