• About the School Counselor


    Hello! 

    My name is Ms. Monique Badal, and this is my 3rd year as the School Counselor at Central Avenue Elementary. I am originally from South Florida, however I moved to Central Florida in 2016 and have loved living here ever since! I have earned my B.A. in Psychology and Education from Florida International University and M.A. in Counselor Education from the University of Central Florida. For as long as I can remember, it has been my passion to work with children in helping them to become the best little human beings possible. With that being said, I am super excited to work with your kiddos!

    Why Do Children Need School Counseling?

    • Children who understand their feelings are better able to control their behaviors.
    • Counseling builds helpful thinking patterns and healthy behavioral habits.
    • Attitudes and mindsets formed during Elementary School years will shape their future mindsets towards their educations, self, and society.

    Common Issues

    • Behavior Challenges
    • Anxiety/Depression
    • Managing Emotions
    • Stress Management
    • Decision Making
    • Familial Changes
    • Grief and Loss

    Counseling Services

    • Brief individual counseling
    • Small group counseling
    • Classroom guidance lessons
    • Crisis intervention
    • Consultations with teachers, staff, parents, and other stakeholders
    • Coordination with outside therapists and counseling agencies

    How does my student get referred to the counselor?
    Students can see their Elementary School Counselor via self-referral, parent/guardian request, School Counselor request, and/or administrative, teacher and/or staff referral. 

    Miscellaneous Referral Services

    • Mental Health Referrals for Outside Services
    • Families In Transition
    • Food Pantries
    • Housing resources
    • Wraparound Services
    • Social Work Services
  • Contact Information

  • Office Hours

  • Ms. Badal

  • Click below to see my calendar and available time to meet!

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