It is an honor and a pleasure to begin my 16th year in the OLG community. As school counselor, I am part of a dynamic and compassionate staff and teaching team!
I received a Master’s Degree in Psychology from Antioch University, Seattle, with special emphasis on Mental Health Counseling and Art Therapy. Art can be a powerful tool used to address student concerns, and assess their strengths. Art affords them an additional means of expression and self-reflection.
Working with individual students as well as in the classroom, I look at obstacles that may be getting in the way of learning. Issues may include loss and grief, conflict resolution, low classroom participation, difficulties with study skills and organization. I assist teachers in implementing Second Step, and Talking About Touching. These programs, designed by Committee for Children, teach students conflict resolution, help to build social skills, and develop an awareness of personal safety.
In coordinating Parent Education opportunities, there are a variety of topics on which to focus, such as – bullying, internet safety, student social and developmental challenges, and parenting skills. All presentations and discussions will be announced in the weekly newsletter (FCE), as well as on my website.
The OLG community reflects just that, community. As parents and teachers working together, we provide the guidance and support to help each child find success in sharing their gifts!
If you have questions or concerns, I’m available Monday through Friday.
Best wishes for a wonderful school year!
Ms. Heidi Ehrenberg LMHC
(206) 935-0651 Ex. 114