• School Guidance and Counseling

    If you need information or support from your school counselor, you may contact them via email. You can find a list of counselors and their email addresses at Contact PISD or on your child’s schools website

    School social workers are on staff at some campuses and they may be contacted by parents in the same way as counselors. During school closures counselors and social workers are able to continue to support students and families with academic success, social and emotional growth, and college, career and military readiness.

    For more counseling resources, visit the Plano ISD Counseling & Guidance page.

    An FAQ for Telehealth Counseling services may be found on the SMU Center for Family Counseling Telehealth webpage.

    Support Services Available to Families this Summer

    A team of Plano ISD School Social Workers will be available throughout the summer break to assist any PISD families who need assistance with accessing available resources, including help with food, housing, utilities, and other needs.  Families in need of counseling services may also contact this team of social workers for direct assistance or referral to an area provider. Both English and Spanish speakers are available. Contact may be made by phone or email as follows:

    SMU Center for Family Counseling at Plano ISD – FREE Counseling

    The SMU Center for Family Counseling at Plano ISD began offering telehealth counseling services free of charge to support the PISD community during the pandemic. During the summer, free counseling services will continue to be available through August 4th. Services are provided by SMU Counseling Program students during their internship and will be supervised by SMU full-time and adjunct faculty. 

    Services are for adults, children (teleplay), adolescents (teletherapy activity/experiential), couples, and families for a variety of presenting concerns including anxiety, depression, behavior difficulties (e.g., opposition, defiance, aggression), grief and loss, peer relationships, stress, trauma, career transition, and parenting. They are also offering an Adult Mindfulness Group, LGBTQ+ Adolescent Support Group, and an LGBTQ+ Adult Support Group May 26th -August 4th.

    Appointments are available Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday 3:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Call (469) 752-3098 to schedule counseling services and (214) 768-6789 for group information and registration.