Counseling & Mental Health

As Orchard Elementary School’s Counselor, my promise to students, families and staff is to:
Provide resources, information and direction on any concern, question or need...if you do not know where to begin, ask me!

Some examples of the support, education and direction I can provide:

  • Guidance curriculum on children’s personal and social adjustment, presented individually, in groups, and in the classroom.
  • Responsive services, such as consultation with parents, short-term individual counseling, and group counseling.
  • Students learning how to understand self and others.
  • Establishing and maintaining healthy relationships.
  • Developing decision-making, problem-solving and conflict resolution skills.
  • Connect with resources to meet the needs of their child and family.

An Elementary Counselor is an ESA (Education Staff Associate) certified person with a Master's Degree in Counseling.

I am also the Testing Coordinator for Orchard Elementary. If you have questions about testing, the Richland School District website has a wealth of information on their Assessment page (click HERE), or you may call me.

Links to Resources for Families

Local Resources
Mighty Moe - An Anxiety Workbook for Children
Resources for Parents of Anxious Children
State Resources