Last week, I encouraged a new family to consider a college they were lukewarm about because one of my former student was having an amazing experience there. The mom said, "I can't believe that you keep in touch with students from three years ago!" "Of course!" I answered, "We work hard together and build a relationship. I don't let that go just because they went off to college! Believe it or not, some of them still reach out to me!"
The supportive relationship you build with a college counselor doesn't disappear after your child leaves for college. Below is a Forbes article that focuses on how to bond with your school counselor. It will help you develop a great working relationship with your independent counselor as well.