School Counseling Mission Statement
The OLG school counseling program is dedicated to providing a safe, inclusive, and collaborative environment where all students can develop the interpersonal skills that are the building blocks to reaching their personal, academic, and career goals.
The primary components of the OLG School Counseling program include:
As a School Counselor, I do not provide clinical therapy sessions; I assist students in reaching their academic goals and learning to understand and manage emotions and social situations. To that end, I can provide one-on-one check-ins with students on a short-term basis and refer those who need longer-term, more intensive counseling support to community providers. To refer a student for an individual check-in, please call or email me with a brief description of your concerns, so I may begin to understand the issue at hand. Students can self-refer by email me or leaving a note in the box on my door, located on the main floor just past the front office.
Small Group Counseling
Working in a small group is one of the best ways to learn important social-emotional lessons. In small group sessions, we work through a wide variety of topics, including how to make friends (and keep them), emotional regulation, communication, dealing with a divorce/separation, and managing anxiety. If there is a particular type of group you would like your child to participate in, please contact me.
Community Referrals and Care Solace
Families who are going through difficulties or would like extra support can meet with me to get help for a wide variety of needs.
Our Lady of Guadalupe School has partnered with Care Solace. If you or a family member are looking for help with mental health or substance use, Care Solace can help you quickly find treatment options matched to your needs regardless of the circumstance. Care Solace is a complimentary and confidential service provided to students, staff, and their families by Archdiocese of Seattle. Care Solace’s team is available 24/7/365 and can support you in any language.
Ms. Kim can assist you with utilizing this service, or you may reach out them directly:
- Call 888-515-0595 available 24/7/365
- Visit www.caresolace.com/archseattle and either search on your own OR click “Book Appointment” for assistance by video chat, email, or phone.
Social-Emotional Learning Classes
An important part of our school counseling program is teaching social-emotional learning (SEL) in the classroom, helping all students learn a variety of social skills. Throughout your child’s education at OLG we use Second Step curriculum, developed by the Committee for Children. You can find more information about OLG’s SEL program by going to the Social-Emotional Learning page.
I look forward to partnering with you to support your children. Please contact me Monday-Friday if you have questions or concerns.
Ms. Kim Brunskill
(206) 935-0651 Ex.124