School Counseling Program

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, which defines SEL this way:

Social-emotional learning (SEL) is the process of developing the self-awareness, self-control, and interpersonal skills that are vital for school, work, and life success.

You can find more information about OLG’s SEL program, as well as see what students are currently learning about, by going to the Social-Emotional Learning page.

Individual Check-In

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.

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.

Family Support

Families who are going through difficulties or would like extra support can meet with me to get help for a wide variety of needs.

I look forward to partnering with you to support your children. Please contact me Monday-Friday if you have questions or concerns.

Warmly,

Ms. Kim Brunskill
School Counselor
(206) 935-0651 Ex.124