Counseling & Guidance Center

BBS Counseling

Who We Are

At BBS we believe in the power of counseling as a vital tool to influence students positively, thus building healthy generations and communities! Our counseling team at BBS strives to address the developmental needs of students through a comprehensive school counseling program in three critical areas: academic, personal/social, and career. Our aim is to help students resolve learning difficulties, emotional, social or behavioral problems, and help them develop a clear career focus or sense of direction. This is because we strongly believe that effective counseling programs are important to the school climate and a crucial element in improving the student’s academic, professional, social, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing.

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Letter from

the Head of Counseling & Career Guidance

The philosophy of counseling at the Beirut Baptist School is based on helping every child get a good education that includes not only learning to read, write and do math but learning good social skills from getting along with others to making good decisions, controlling anger… Counselors at BBS are also there to help students deal with particular difficulties such as illness, death, or divorce etc.

It is a continuous (grades 1-12) process within the school. We view counseling as a team effort which consists of counselors, administrators, teachers, support staff, parents and students.

The three counselors advocate for our students in a variety of personal, social and educational roles. Our responsibility to prepare learners to live and work in a changing society is met in individual, small group and large group settings.

Every effort is made by the department to meet the needs of each student and be accessible to them at all times. Parents and guardians are also welcome to meet with the counselor via appointment to discuss any concerns they may have.

I look forward to a great successful year. If at any time you have a question, please do not hesitate to contact me and we’ll be glad to help.



Celia Khater

Celia Khater Sawan, MA. Clinical Psychology.
Head of Counseling and Guidance

What does the School Counselor at BBS provide?

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Classroom Guidance

Individual Counseling

Small Group Counseling

Awareness Sessions for Parents

Awareness Campaigns & Activities for Students

How can a student be referred to see the school counselor?

Self Referral

Teacher Referral

Parent Referral

Administrative Referral

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Recent Counseling Center Events

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