Phone: (540) 658-6260
Degrees and Certifications:
This will be my first year as a school counselor at Garrisonville Elementary School, and I am beyond excited! I am originally from the area, and graduated from Stafford Senior High School. From there, I attended James Madison University for both my undergraduate degree in Psychology and my Masters degree in School Counseling. In my free time, I enjoy working out, traveling, hanging out with my friends and family, and snuggling with my two dogs! :)
I am at Garrisonville Monday through Friday, and Ms. Good, our part time counselor, will be here with me on Monday's. If at any time you need assistance, please reach out to me via email or phone.
Classroom Lessons are offered to students once a month in grades K-5. K-2 lessons are for 30 minutes a month, and 3-5 are for 45 minutes. Lessons may be organized according to the need of the classroom. Typical lessons might include: Intro to the counselor, responsibility, kindness, academic success, self-esteem, friendship, career education, respect, emotional education, test preparation, etc.
Group counseling is available for students experiencing similar concerns. Groups are organized according to need, including teacher and parent requests. Children must have parent permission to participate in a counseling group. Groups are held during the school day and run about 6-8 weeks, ranging from 30-45 minutes. Group topics include friendship skill building, changing families, new students, emotional regulation, self-esteem building, etc.
Individual counseling is available to students upon request of the parent, teacher, or self-referral by the student. There are "I need to see the school counselor forms" located in every classroom. Students may put them in the mailbox outside of my door, give them to their teacher, or teachers/ parents can contact me.