Mrs. Amanda Turco-  Counselor
M. Ed School Counseling
(281) 298-3812

The developmental guidance and counseling program here at Collins is vital to the social, emotional, and academic growth of our students. Collins utilizes our character education & counseling program to help students achieve success in all areas of their life:

  • Character Counts at Collins:  The program spotlights a Colossal Cobra character trait each month to create a culture of kindness, respect, & personal responsibility. Character building guidance lessons are taught throughout the year to help students understand, care about, and act upon core ethical values.  
  • Collins Cares:  This Collins bully prevention program encourages our students to Be A HERO, one who Helps, Encourages, and Respects Others. The four following rules are emphasized throughout the year: 1.) Never bully others, 2.) Help anyone who is bullied, 3.) Be friendly to students who are left out, and 4.) Report bullying.  
  •  ConroeISD Bully information can be viewed at: http://www.conroeisd.net/bullying/main.asp 
  • Project Wisdom:  Weekly messages that encourage our Cobras to make positive life choices and to strive to be the best they can be every day are shared through KCOL announcements.
  • Lunch Bunch Groups:  Small group guidance sessions created to promote positive friendships, self-esteem, and social skills are available during students' lunch/recess times every week.  Please contact Mrs. Turco if you would like your student to have the opportunity to attend. Please email aturco@conroeisd.net for a permission form.
  • Individual Student Support Services:  Support services are available to ensure the success of our students through individual counseling, community connections, response interventions, and consultations. Please contact Mrs. Turco you would like your student to have the opportunity to attend individual counseling sessions.
  • Follow me on Twitter @turcotweets for great links to my favorite counseling and educational articles!
   Helpful internet information links: Holiday Assitance

Salvation Army 936-760-2440 (http://salvationarmyhouston.org/conroe)

Crisis Assistance Center 936-539-9211 (http://www.cac-mctx.org/programs/)

 A Parents Guide to Instagram:


Character Counts at Collins

      GOAL:  Create a culture of caring, respect, and personal responsibility
by incorporating nine positive character traits throughout the guidance curriculum.

*Treat others the way you want to be treated  
*Use good manners  
*Accept others and their differences  
*Handle conflicts peacefully  

*Do what you are supposed to do  
*Think before you act  
*Be accountable for your actions   
*Always do your best

*Be thankful for what you have  
*Show appreciation for others  
*Be happy for others' good fortune  
*Choose to have a good attitude

*Give to others without expecting to receive  
*Look for ways to help others  
*Put others first  
*Make a positive difference in someone's life  

*Tell the truth  
*Do the right thing  
*Be a loyal friend  
*Keep true to your word

*Be kind to others  
*Show compassion
*Play fair  
*Forgive mistakes

*Stand up for what is right & true  
*Say no to negative behaviors  
*Help others in need  
*Be a role model

*Never give up on a worthy goal
*Have a “can do” attitude  
*Make a plan to succeed  
*Celebrate small accomplishments

*Cooperate with others  
*Obey all laws & rules  
*Work to improve your world  
*Protect the environment


Community Connections
Conroe ISD Counseling Resources

Conroe ISD Referral Sources

Anne's Place
Affordable Counseling for Couples & Families-Sliding Fee
9595 Six Pines Dr. Suite 8210 Market Street, The Woodlands, TX  832-474-5933

Arrow Child & Family Ministries
Free Parenting Classes
Offered at Oscar Johnson Community Center
100 Park Place, Conroe, TX 77301  281-825-7303

The Bridge Counseling Center
Offers low-cost counseling services to children, adolescents, and families
from January 2012-August 2012.  Evening and weekend appointments available.
420 West Lewis Street, Conroe, TX 77301  936-441-8255

Children's Safe Harbor
A nationally accredited children's advocacy center that has created a safe and child-friendly place that coordinates all of the professionals mandated to respond to child abuse.
1519 Oddfellow Street, Conroe, TX 77301  936-756-4644

281-364-7889 The Community Clinic
Provides free counseling services to the community
via Our Lady of the Lake University.

Wings: Divorce Recovery for Children
A free support program for children and teens who have experienced divorce.
John Wesley United Methodist Church; call 281-583-8218 for information

Family & Youth Institute, LLC
Develop a sense of belonging, increase self-confidence, improve social skills & problem solving abilities, and raise self-awareness
25511 Budde Road, Brownstone Office Condominiums, Suite 1902, The Woodlands, TX 77380
Call 866-341-9488 for information and reservations

Family Services of Greater Houston
Provides individuals and families with counseling and guidance/Employment Readiness
719 Sawdust Rd., Suite 309, The Woodlands, TX 77380
Most insurance accepted. Sliding Scale Fees Available. Call 713-861-4849 for information.

The Grief Resource Center
Connecting children, teens, & adults in support groups
where they offer understanding, promote healing, & provide
practical assistance in all aspects of the grieving process.
25775 Oak Ridge Dr. Suite 150, The Woodlands, TX  281-292-6800

Horizon Outreach
A nonprofit organization that offers programs that seek to rebuild faith, improve self-sufficiency, transition military veterans to civilian life and prevent homelessness.
256 North Sam Houston Parkway, Suite 115, Houston, TX 77060  713-467-4966

Institute of Sociometric & Interpersonal Studies
Free or minimum fee counseling available via SHSU and U of H Master's level therapists.
25910 Oak Ridge Dr., The Woodlands, TX 77380  281-419-7001

Interfaith of The Woodlands
A non-profit social service agency providing numerous counseling and family
programs and services for individuals in our area.  
4242 Interfaith Way, The Woodlands, TX  281-367-1230

Lone Star Legal Aid
A legal aid program that offers assistance to low income
individuals & families with civil legal problems.
1415 Fannin, Houston, TX 77002  800-733-8394

Love and Logic Parenting Series
A common sense approach to parenting that provides easy-to -learn skills
that instill responsibility, respect, & good decision making in youth.
Call 936-709-8210 for information

Montgomery County Women's Center
Serves victims of family violence and abuse in Montgomery County
24 Hour Crisis Hot Line 936-441-7273     http://www.mcwctx.org/

1401 Airport Road, Conroe, TX 77301  936-441-4044
1600 Lake Front Circle #100, The Woodlands, TX 77380  281-292-4155 ext 231
toll free 888-844-6289 ext 231 fax 281-292-2709

Montgomery County Youth Services
Provides free counseling, shelter programs, and prevention services
1600 Lake Front Circle, Ste. 130, The Woodlands, TX 77380 281-292-6471
105 West Lewis St., Conroe, TX 77301 936-756-8682

National Center for Fathering
A great site that offers encouragement, tips, and information for dads!

Panther Creek Inspirational Ranch
A faith-based, nonprofit, minimal fee, equine assisted therapy ranch
25902 Glen Loch Drive, Spring, TX  713-302-3640

The Sam Houston State University
Community Counseling Clinic
Free counseling for all ages including individual, group, family, and couple counseling services.  
Play therapy for children ages three and up is also available free of charge.
3380 College Park Drive, The Woodlands, TX 936-202-5012

Texas Department of
Family and Protective Services
DFPS is charged with protecting children, elderly, and disabled adults and managing community-based programs related to the care of these populations.

Tri-CountyArea Support Groups
A resource for individuals concerned with behavioral health that provides services, support groups, and related information.

Tri-County MHMR
Offers quality services for individuals with mental illnesses and mental retardation


The Conroe Independent School District (District) is an equal opportunity educational provider and employer does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability in educational programs or activities that it operates or in employment matters. The District is required by Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as Board policy not to discriminate in such a manner.

For information about Title IX rights or Section 504/ADA rights, contact the Title IX Coordinator or the Section 504/ADA coordinator:
3205 W. Davis
Conroe, Texas 77304
(936) 709-7752

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3205 W. Davis
Conroe, Texas 77304
(936) 709-7752

Information about the complaints and grievances process can be found here: http://conroeisd.net/department/legal/public-complaints/