Degrees and Certifications:
M.S. in Counseling and Development TWU M.A. in Early Childhood Development B.M. in Music UNT Certified School Counselor All-level Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor National Certified Counselor
Ms. Rhonda Banks
I am hopeful that you are staying healthy and are coping with the unprecedented situation we find ourselves in. I want to share the plan for Virtual School Counseling here at Providence. During this time, I am still available to serve and support each of our students, staff, and families.
Our counselors throughout the district will be providing age-appropriate guidance lessons and Social/Emotional learning ideas on a weekly basis. These are availble on the Denton ISD Counseling and Social Work website. https://www.dentonisd.org/together You can access these at home.
In order to support students and families on an individual basis, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an appointment. Please leave a phone number and I will contact you to set up a time for me to either call or do a Zoom meeting with you or your child. Please note that the phone number will appear as a blocked number.
Confidentiality of virtual sessions remains similar to that of face-to-face meetings. The district has offered this:
For this session, we are using a Virtual platform that has been HIPPA approved. All information shared in this virtual setting is confidential. The limitations of confidentiality in a virtual setting are:
1. Clear and imminent danger to you or someone else.
2. Reasonable suspicion of abuse or neglect.
3. Reasonable suspicion that you are or will engage in dangerous conduct.
Thank you for you patience and understanding as we all adapt to a virtual setting for the provision of counseling services. Please stay connected and don't hesitate to reach out. I am here to help and support in any way I can.
Take care of yourselves and each other,