My name is DeAsia McNeal and I am excited to continue my fourth year as the School Counselor at Nichols-Lawson Middle School. I attended high school in Mobile, Alabama and later moved to Birmingham, AL to study Psychology. I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and my Master’s degree in School Counseling from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. I am a member of the American School Counselor Association, the Alabama Counseling Association, and the National Board for Certified Counselors. In my free time, I enjoy attending music concerts, traveling to the beach, and binge watching a variety of shows on Netflix.
As a school counselor, my primary responsibility is to promote academic, career, and healthy social/emotional development for all students. I provide classroom guidance lessons, individual and small group counseling, and individual student planning. Small group counseling is offered for students experiencing similar concerns, such as parental divorce, grief, friendship, or self-esteem. Individual counseling is offered on an as needed basis. Any student can request to meet with me or can be referred by a parent or faculty member.
For more information on the school counseling profession, I encourage you to visit the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) website at https://www.schoolcounselor.