Why hello students! My name is Dr.Galena Gould your new Counselor/Psychiatrist ! You may call me Dr.Gould if you're a student, and Galena if you're a fellow teacher! The Headmaster thought it would be wise to get one of these finally. I can't blame him, you guys are all under a lot of stress. I really wish I would have come here earlier, the end of the year is upon us and I barely know any of you. How are you all supposed to come and talk to me when you don't even know who I am? I guess you could say it would be the same way if I had come at the beginning of the year, but at least if I had come then it would have given us all more time to get to know each other, hmm?
So, I suppose I should tell you all what exactly I'm here to do.
Short answer: Help you!
Ohhhh I am a lazy womannnn must I write a long obvious answer?
Yes, yes I must. Or I should get Xandier (My secretary and assisstant. <3) to write it. >_> If only I knew where he was.
Long Answer: I'm here to help you out when you're having trouble with school, teachers, grades, friends, etc.. I'm also here to help you find what career is best for you once you graduate, and help you get into the next school or whatever that will help you become that! Also, if you're not a 7th yearer I'll be helping you pick classes for next year.
Now, a little bit about me.
I was born in a muggle family, and was raised in New Jersey in the United States. I went to a wizarding school there along with my older brother Thamyris. We didn't really get into magic as much as everyone else did. We got into band! Yes, that's right I am a total band nerd. So anyone in band here can guarentee I'll be at all of the concerts and such! I might even sit in and play with you guys from time to time!
Now, while my brother really really got into music I didn't. I really didn't get into magic much either (except charms! <3). I was more so into History and Phycology. So I went with that route since I felt it suited me best, and after wizarding school I went to an actual muggle college and earned my PhD.
I started working all over the US, and I guess I became well known? I don't know how else Professor Dumbledore would have heard of me otherwise. O_o But I suppose you could say one job led to another and soon I made my way here!
I know, I guess that's not a lot about me. But I don't think any of you can actually get to know me though a blog entry, ne? You can only get to know be by personally meeting me, so please feel free to approach me at any of the meal times or in the halls. Heck! Pop into my office! It's right by Professor McGonagall's! You really can't miss it!
Ah, and now here is when I get evil.
THERE WILL BE A MANDATORY
DRUG ILLEGAL SUBSTANCE TEST/CHECK!
Did I get your attention?
:) That's right, children. You all thought the teachers didn't know about that lovely Geostigma, right? Ohohohoho! No. Sorry. Wrong. I think I counted about 30 children or more on my way into the school with symptoms of Geostigma wandering the halls. That was just Geostigma too, I noticed a whole lot more than just that drug. I have to say you kids either suck really really badly at covering it up, or you're just not trying. Either way the USA pwns you in hiding it. Which is sad because they're not very good at hiding it at all, just going to show you how much your guys really stink. Litterly. A lot of you need to take baths.
Wow. I sound like a bitch.
Yes, I just said bitch. In my office you're allowed to say anything you like and it will be completely confidential. You can scream the f-bomb seven billion times and you won't get into trouble.
But going on, you guys really dug your own grave and I don't feel sorry much for anyone who gets caught. Now, that isn't to say I won't help those who do get caught. I understand that a lost of you take drugs for a reason. Believe me, I want to help all of you out and try to work on things. So yeah. I really don't feel sorry for those who get caught! Not because I'm a heartless bitch, but because I want to help all of you. There is something terribly wrong inside your hearts if you feel the need to turn to drugs. There are other ways to cope with whatever is troubling you, and that's what I'm here to do. I'm here to help you find and use coping methods.
So, if you'd like to come to me before the drug test/check happens you may. You won't get into trouble for using/having etc if you come to me rather than being forced to by the Headmaster. Now, don't think you can all use this as an escape goat either. Once you come into my office you're committed to weekly sessions and such. I'll be sending passes for you via my owl on certain days during certain classes--or even on the weekends. There's an entire procedure that I can explain for anyone interested. Simply drop me an owl or leave me a 'private' message on my journal or on your own journal. But know I won't be playing any games with you, you have to be serious about coming to me. Like I said, I won't be used as an escape goat to get out of trouble with. You have to want to help yourself before I can help you.
Otherwise here is how the drug test/check is going to work.
On a completely random day teachers and search dogs (you know, the ones that cops use? Yes, these dogs can sniff out even wizarding drugs. They're not normal muggle dogs. Special scented spells don't work against them to hideee it.) will come and check your room for drugs. When they arrive a teacher will lead you down into the hospital where you'll get to pee in a cup! (This is while they search your rooms.) ;D The Mediwitch of the school then pours a special potion inside and if your urine turns a certain color (different color for each drug) it means you've been taking drugs. Duh. If it doesn't turn any color you're clean. NOW don't even THINK of trying to switch urine or having pre-urine ready or anything. Trust me, you won't have time to grab that urine and there won't be any urine around for you to switch with. Now, if you're really crazy and attempt to make urine with a spell we'll know that too. Magic urine has a color too.
That prettty much covers it. I believe there will be an assembly about it or you'll all get owls about it as well. If you have any questions feel free to ask me.
Also, please feel free to come with me with any problem even if you're not taking drugs. I know that even the strongest kids who don't take drugs go through hell too. My door is always open to anyone and everyone.