Allen ISD Support Counselor
The Allen ISD Support Counselor's goal is to facilitate success for all students through prevention and intervention strategies. Counseling services regarding violence and substance use for students and their families are provided by Support Counselor, Jennifer Atencio, Licensed Professional Counselor & Supervisor, and her staff of counseling interns.
The Support Counselor also assists students, parents, and staff by providing the following services:
The aim of the Support Counselor is to help students connect with services available in our school district and in the community. Confidentiality is essential in providing the individual with an environment in which it is safe to explore feelings and make decisions. Legal and ethical standards of confidentiality require the counseling staff to report appropriately or refer cases of abuse, certain infractions of the Code of Conduct or criminal activity, and students who are a danger to themselves or others. The Support Counselor operates under the Texas Family Code 32.004 which allows her to counsel students dealing with these issues listed below without parental consent: