School Counseling at POA

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Meet Your School Counselors

Mrs. Amber Giannotta-School Counselor ** [email protected]  

“Check In with Mrs. Giannotta and request a “Counseling Chat” by completing this form:

Counseling Chat Form

Mrs. Sandi Watson-School Counselor**[email protected]

We are very excited to be your School Counselors and to work with the students and families at Patriot Oaks Academy! As your School counselors we will work to establish a positive and safe environment where our students can develop and grow. We will strive to implement a comprehensive school counseling program in which all of our students needs are met. Our services will help students overcome any obstacles or barriers so that they can be successful. Throughout the school year we offer classroom lessons, small groups, individual check-ins, resources for Teachers and parents and much more. You can reach us best by email.

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Our Annual Calendar http://Patriot Oaks Academy Annual Calendar.docx

NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 8-session education program for family, friends and significant others of adults with mental health conditions. NAMI Family-to-Family provides information about anxiety, depressive disorders, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and other mental health conditions. Other topics covered include communication, problem solving, treatment and recovery. 


NAMI Volusia/Flagler/St. Johns

Family-to-Family Education Program

March 21 – May 9, 2020

Saturdays, 2:00-4:30 PM

St. Augustine, FL

To register, contact [email protected]

or 904-827-7404


The course is designed to increase understanding and advocacy skills while helping participants maintain their own well-being. The program is taught by trained family members who have a loved one with a mental health condition. NAMI Family-to-Family is an evidence-based program (EB). For information on the research base for the program, visit