A child's worries may seem trivial to an adult but to a child, his/her whole world may be collapsing. The ability to learn is often hampered because of the stressful changes and feelings they are expereincing as they grow. Middle school students are developing physically, while questioning their world, their friendships, and themselves. They are an emerging self-identity. The school counsellor works as a member of a team, with students, school staff, parents and the community in areas relating to social, emotional, behavioural, and intellectual development. The focus at Journey is to create a caring, supportive climate and atmosphere for young adolescents to safely gain social and academic success. Middle school counselors support the learning process and promote academic achievement. School counseling programs at Journey are individaulized, group and classroom wide; needed for students to achieve optimal personal growth, acquire positive social skills and values, set appropriate career goals and realize full academic potential on the road to becoming productive, contributing members of our community. The middle school counselor holds a master’s degree in counselling and certification as a teacher.