Please visit our SHMS school counseling website!!

Guidance Information

The school counselors at SHMS support our students in a number of ways, including academic, personal, and emotional needs. Middle school is an exciting time of growth and change and we are a welcoming and valuable resource that helps parents and students adjust to all of the transitions that take place during these years.

 Our Counseling Team


Toshiro Goodman 

           School Counselor            

Grades 7th - 8th                                                  Grades 5th - 6th 


School Psychologist

Services Provided

The school counseling department at SHMS is a comprehensive developmental program that supports the school’s mission to empower and inspire all students to apply the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to become creative problem solvers, to achieve personal success, and to contribute responsibly to our society.

In our approach to meeting state school counseling and career guidance standards, our counselors help coordinate programs such as orientation for new students, Career Fair, transition to high school. Academic support, testing and screening for academic placement. The counselors are available to consult with parents and teachers to find ways to enhance student success.

Individual Counseling

We meet with students for confidential solution-focused counseling to address academic, personal, and career concerns. Parents and teachers may refer students; buy many students come in on their own. By helping students to identify their own personal strengths, we work with students on learning how to make decisions, set goals, overcome obstacles, and cope with challenges.

Small Group Counseling

Currently, CenterStone Counseling Services offer small group counseling. Sessions are offered on an “as needed” basis and could include study skills, friendship, stress and anxiety, transitioning to a new school, and family situations. Parents, teachers, and students should speak to a counselor to inquire about available groups.

RTI Referrals

If your child is having difficulty succeeding in the classroom, the first thing to do is contact his or her teacher. It may be helpful to set up a conference with them to discuss concerns and talk about ways to address the problem.

Helpful Links

Bullying and Cyber-bullying Resources

Suicide Prevention or 800-273-TALK

Behavioral Health Safety Net for Children-
provides essential outpatient mental health services to uninsured and underinsured Tennessee children ages 3-17 and helps connect clients to long-term coverage. Click the link below to see the available services, requirements and facts.

Behavioral Health Safety Net for Children(English)
Behavioral Health Safety Net for Children(Spanish)

Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program 

Interest Inventory for 7th and 8th grade students

Go to this site to take the Career Search and Skills Assessment. This site has great information on career, college, and financial aid.

Resources for Parents

CenterStone Counseling                                     888-291-4357

Mental Health Emergency-Mobile Crisis                866-791-9222

Suspected Child Abuse                                       877-237-0004