What We Do

We offer counseling services to all students, both individually and in groups, and design our services to address the academic, social, emotional, and 

CHES Counseling Telephone: (804) 723-3625

School Counselors

Mrs. McCahill

Chesney McCahill

Mrs. Gray

Jennifer Gray

Mrs. Gray is excited to be a part of the Cougar family. She is in her 25th year of school counseling. Mrs. Gray received her B.S. in sociology from Longwood and her M.Ed. in school counseling from VCU. Mrs. Gray is the part-time counselor and is at CHES Monday afternoons, Wednesdays, and Fridays. She can be reached at (804) 723-3626.

Core Curriculum Lessons

Chesney McCahill, our school counselor, leads core curriculum lessons in all K–5 classrooms to support our academic program goals. We base our core curriculum lessons throughout the year on categories that fall under the three counseling domains: 

  • Academic development
  • Career development
  • Social/Emotional development

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Group Counseling

Ms. McCahill accepts referrals for students who would benefit from small group counseling experiences. Small groups focus on skills including friendship, study skills, divorce/separation, grief/loss, and anger management. We also offer additional topics throughout the year based on student need. The benefit of group counseling is that it provides an opportunity for students to meet other children who are experiencing concerns similar to their own. 

Individual Counseling

Call us at (804) 723-3625 to discuss your concerns. If appropriate, we can schedule a time each week when your child can meet with Mrs. McCahill for individual counseling. The school counselor typically provides four to six weeks of counseling sessions. 


An important part of the school counselor's role is consultation. A counselor may consult with parents, faculty, other school staff, and community agencies in order to best meet the individual needs of all students.

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