Welcome back to our 2017-2018 school year! I am now in my 11th year as the school counselor here at Stinson and I am so honored to be able to be part of this school and this community.
As your school counselor I am here to help you in many ways.
Classroom lessons: I reach 100% of students through classroom guidance lessons. Your child will participate in lessons once a month (twice in September and October.) Some of the topics we explore: kindness hygiene, anxiety, self-control, careers, diversity, being an upstander, and more.
Individual Counseling: I provide brief, solution-focused, counseling in crisis situations and on a short-term, as needed basis. Individual cousneling is not meant to be a long-term solution in a school setting. I am here to support your child while at school, but sometimes there are situations in which a child could benefit from a more long-term counseling relationship. If you would like a list of outside agencies, please contact me.
Lunch Bunches: Lunch bunches were created for me to build relationships with ALL students. Some lunch bunches have a focus on a specific topic or skill where I bring in other students who might need to work on a similiar skill or need suport in a similiar area. Lunch bunches are meant to be fun and engaging and students are never forced to come.