BCHS Counseling Department

Welcome to the School Counseling Department



Please browse the pages listed to the left to find more information.



Meet the staff:

Mrs. Jessica Capps, Director School Counseling

Last names A-E

To make an appointment with Mrs. Capps click here

[email protected]

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Mrs. Laura Switzer,

Last names F-M

To make an appointment with Mrs. Switzer click here.

[email protected]

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Mrs. Laura Switzer

Mr. Timothy Boyles,

Last names N-Z

To make an appointment with Mr. Boyles click here

[email protected]

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Mrs. Doreen Sullivan Sizemore

Career Development Facilitator

To make an appointment with Mrs. Sizemore click here.

[email protected]

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Doreen Sizemore

Mr. Ashaad Hipps, School Social Worker

Last Names A - J

[email protected]

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Mr. Hipps Social Worker

Mrs. Amber MacCarthy, School Social Worker

Last Names K-Z

[email protected]

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Amber's Profile Photo

Ms. Jeannie Lakes

School Counseling Executive Support

[email protected]



Mrs. Laura Rivers, Registrar

[email protected]

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Laura Rivers's Profile Photo

Belief Statement: 
We believe:
  • School counselors support the academic, career, and social/emotional mission of the school in a developmentally appropriate manner.
  • School counselors are advocates, and provide equitable, accessible school counseling support to all students, including underserved and marginalized populations.
  • School counselors are state-credentialed and deliver services in a data-driven, systemic manner.
  • All members of the school community, parents, and stakeholders are essential in promoting student success. 
Mission Statement:
The mission of the Brookland-Cayce High School comprehensive school counseling program is to provide an equitable, data-informed program to drive all students towards their personal, academic, college, and career goals.  The school counseling program strives to provide individual, small-group, and large group interventions based on student needs to give students the ability to succeed optimally. This is further accomplished by advocating for students and by consulting with parents/guardians, teachers, staff, administration, community members, and post-secondary institutions. 

Vision Statement:
The vision of the Brookland-Cayce High School comprehensive school counseling program is that all students will realize their full potential academically, personally, and socially. All students will be equipped to reach their college and career goals.  Throughout their time at Brookland-Cayce High School they will gain mindsets, behaviors, skills, and knowledge to succeed in the 21st century, regardless of demographics or background.
HOPE4SC can be sent via text to the number 741741 to connect with a crisis counselor.  Suicide Prevention Line - Call 988 (or 1-800-273-8255)
National Suicide Prevention Hotline in English: 1-800-273-8255
National Suicide Prevention Hotline in Spanish: 1-888-628-9454
Mobile crisis team: 1-833-364-2274
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