emotional wellness

The Regis School of the Sacred Heart is deeply committed to fostering the emotional and psychological wellbeing of our community. We understand the importance of supporting and guiding the social emotional lives of boys. The Counseling Department upholds values and morals in alignment with the Five Goals of Sacred Heart education.


About the Counseling Office at Regis

The counselor seeks to foster positive relationships with students and their families, serving as an advocate, listening ear and liaison between faculty and families. Parents and students can schedule an appointment with the counseling department via phone or email

Why Students Seek Counseling

•    Academic stress
•    Adjustment difficulties
•    Anxiety
•    Bullying
•    Body image issues
•    Family or personal issues
•    Interpersonal relationships
•    Self-esteem issues
•    Traumatic experiences
•    Concern for a friend


Counselor with 4PK with book

Character Education  – 4 Pre-K through Fourth Grade

Social-emotional learning gives students the tools to excel inside and outside of the classroom. Character education helps students to identify and label their feelings, practice empathy, express gratitude, foster resiliency, handle conflict, establish healthy relationships and more. 

Scholars & Gentlemen– Fifth through Eighth Grade

The social emotional curriculum delivered by our counselor reinforces these skills and introduces concepts like growth mindset, mindfulness, coping strategies, resilience and time management.  


The counseling department collaborates with parents, faculty, learning specialists and psychologists to create and administer individual plans that promote academic competence, self-awareness, self-regulation and executive functioning skills. Regis is committed to full partnership with families and clinicians to ensure students’ needs are met. 

Parent Education Speaking Events

We are so grateful for the opportunity to come together during our Parent Education Speaking Events, during which time we are committed to educating, empowering, and committing to the building and strengthening of our community. Most recently, we hosted Dr. Crystal Collier, PhD, LPC-S, who spoke about the development of boys, specifically shedding light on the risky behaviors they are most likely to engage in and providing parents with useful tools to keep them safe. We will reach out soon with information regarding upcoming Parent Education Speakers.  


Everything discussed with a counselor is held in confidence unless in the rare instance of a life-threatening situation. 

About the Counselor

Julia Shaffer received a M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of St. Thomas and a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Southern California. She has experience working with early childhood, lower school and middle school students, as well as upper school students.