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Welcome to the Y.E.S. School Counseling Page!

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  Meet the School Counselor (click here)!

Hello! I am Ms. Cigna the School Counselor at Youngsville Elementary. This will be my 4th year at Y.E.S. and I love to support our Junior Jag students and families in any way that I can!

Contact Information:


phone: (919) 556-5250 ext. 269

Students may fill out the form below to set up a meeting with Ms. Cigna the School Counselor.


I am also available for phone conferences with parents and families. Please send me an email ( if you would like to schedule a phone call.


GoogleClassroom: Please send me an email or contact your classroom teacher for the login code to Ms. Cigna's GoogleClassroom. This page contains Social Emotional Learning  activities, as well as helpful resources for parents/guardians.

Parents/GuardiansTo Request to be a Google Classroom Guardian, please contact your student(s)' teacher(s) via email. 


Important Resources for Students/Families in Need of Additional or Immediate Support:

*The Disaster Distress Hotline 1-800-985-5990, is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. This toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents of the US. You can also text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.

*Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741. Crisis Text Line provides free, text-based support 24/7.

*Dial 2-1-1: If you need assistance finding food, paying for housing bills, accessing free childcare, or other essential services, visit

*Cardinal Innovations Healthcare 1-800-939-5911 Crisis Line 24/7,


Please feel free to send me an email with any questions or concerns!



More Information:

My Background:

I grew up near Princeton, New Jersey before relocating to Canton, GA. I attended the University of Georgia where I received Bachelors degrees in Psychology and Human Development & Family Science. I moved to North Carolina to complete my Masters of Counseling and Educational Specialist degrees at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and have not turned back since! I am also a National Certified Counselor (NCC).

I love working with elementary students and supporting their academic, social-emotional, and career development, as well as collaborating with families, school personnel, and the community! I enjoy trying new restaurants, exercising, and traveling!


Comprehensive School Counseling Program (ASCA)

Why Elementary School Counselors?

According to the American School Counseling Association (ASCA) National Model, school counselors provide services in the following areas:

As a part of the comprehensive school counseling program, direct services are offered through Classroom Guidance, Small Group Counseling, and Individual Counseling.


Classroom Guidance:

Students will participate in classroom guidance lessons throughout the year, which are a part of the North Carolina K-12 Standards, Curriculum and Instruction. Lessons take place on a three-week rotation. Each class/grade-level participates in a classroom guidance lesson approximately once every three weeks. Classroom Guidance is delivered to all students to help support their social-emotional, academic, and career development. Teacher input is utilized to develop the guidance curriculum throughout the year and to support grade-level needs.

General Guidance Lesson Topics Include:

Emotion Regulation
Bullying/Peer Conflict
Conflict Resolution
Diversity & Appreciating Differences
Character Education
Test Prep/Test Taking Strategies (3-5)
Growth Mindset
Career Exploration & Development
Small Group Counseling:
Small group counseling is offered to students on a quarterly-basis for students with similar concerns or goals. Small groups meet weekly throughout the quarter during non-instructional time and allow students the opportunity to work towards their individual goals, as well as collaborate with their peers in a fun and safe environment.
Parent/guardian permission will be obtained prior to student participation in small groups.

Individual Counseling:

Individual meetings with students take place on an as-needed basis, often as a result of student self-referrals, teacher/school staff referral, or family referral. School counseling is not intensive therapy, but rather brief, solution-focused support for an issue that may be impacting student success in the school environment.


For further questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me:


Christa Cigna
School Counselor
(919) 556-5250 ext. 269


Thank you for your continued collaboration in supporting our scholars!

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