Choices Program


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.

If you are seeking support during the time EHS is a virtual campus please schedule a time with Ms. Secrest HERE

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:

Social Distancing: A Survival Guide

Choices Mission

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.