Hello Whittier Families,
Last year was my first year at Whittier after BVSD added elementary counselors to all elementary schools across the district on a part-time basis. This year I am so happy to be at Whittier full time! I will be in every classroom doing Social and Emotional Lessons twice a month. I will also offer several groups for students throughout the year on such topics as friendship, managing emotions and changing families. I can also meet individually with students on a short term basis (between 1-3 times) to support them through any challenges that arise at school or home. Please see my website below for more information.
Feel free to contact me if I can be of support to your student. You can reach me via email at email@example.com or phone 720-561-2464.
Learn more about Whittier Elementary's counseling support here.
A comprehensive elementary school counselor provides education, prevention and intervention services in the areas of academic, career and social/emotional development supports. It is important to note that elementary counselors are not therapists; rather they are professional educators with a mental health perspective. They typically spend the majority of their time working on universal instruction and working with all students. The elementary counselors will work in collaboration with administration, teachers, the mental health team and parents to determine the needs of all students within each building.