Mary Secrest, Choices Counselor at EHS, will be providing support to the EHS community via “Teletherapy,” which is the same as a visit in her office but will be done via Microsoft Teams. Conversations will follow the same rules of confidentiality as they would on campus.
Self-care during COVID-19:
- Try to follow your regular schedule
- Take breaks from news coverage/social media
- Find ways to connect with others: phone calls, FaceTime, texting, etc
- Find some way to get your body moving, walking, biking, at home exercises, etc
- Maintain regular personal hygiene
- Create a work space that allows you to be productive & keep it tidy!
- Listen to calming music
- Seek support either from Ms. Secrest, other support on campus, or your own personal therapist
- Remember we are all in this together!
Below is a link to a helpful self-care tool developed by a Choices Counselor:
The Council on Recovery Choices Program and EHS in partnership aim to reduce high-risk behavior through a comprehensive education and counseling program involving all members of the school community: students, parents, faculty, and staff.
We work together for in‐depth understanding of the particular needs and issues of the school’s community. We focus on reducing risk by education and skills-based strategies to increase the use of executive function skills.
The on-site, full-time Choices Counselor is integrated into our community to provide seamless education, counseling and support. The Choices Counselor serves as a consultant and advisor for staff and faculty to better understand, identify, and develop strategies for working with those demonstrating high-risk behaviors. Our goal is to reduce stigma for counseling and support and increase empathy within our community.
You can reach the Choices Counselor below:
Mary Secrest, LMSW, LCDC
Choices Counselor, Episcopal High School
713-512-3481 or email
Confidentiality: All comments, questions, or concerns remain confidential.