About The School Counselor Life

Welcome to The School Counselor Life!

I understand how difficult it can be to find new, innovative, and fun ideas to implement with your students, so I compiled my favorite classroom lessons, session ideas, and organization tips for all of you to use with the children at your schools, as well as style ideas and self care practices to encompass every aspect of The School Counselor Life. So, sit back, relax, and explore all this page has to offer (probably with either coffee or wine in hand…or maybe both).

Laura G. Smestad, MA, LMHC, NCC, NCSC, worked as a school counselor in Louisiana for 5 years, where she won the Louisiana School Counselor Association’s School Counselor of the Year award in 2019. She has experience in clinical and school settings, where she primarily uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Laura designed The School Counselor Life as a resource to school counselors looking for individual and small group counseling ideas, classroom lessons, organization tips, and all things school counseling.