- Resources for families at home during Extended School Closure
- Family Internet Safety Resources
- Sharing the Journey
- Family Resources for Loss of a Loved One
- October: Bullying Awareness Month
- Teenager Development: Ending the Silence
- Healthy, Caring, and Responsible
- Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
Hello & Welcome!
It is an honor and a pleasure to be part of the dynamic and compassionate teaching team at Our Lady of Guadalupe School. As counselor, I maintain two roles of supporting student growth: counseling and teaching social-emotional learning in the classroom.
I received a Master’s Degree in Psychology from Antioch University, Seattle, with special emphasis on Mental Health Counseling and Art Therapy. Visual arts, writing, play and discussion are powerful tools used in assessing a student’s needs. Teaching them to problem solve and self-reflect empowers them to assess their gifts and strengths!
Working with individual students, 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. Working in the classroom I implement Second Step, a program designed by Committee for Children. It teaches students conflict resolution, helps to build social skills, develop self awareness and personal safety.
As Playground Supervisor I’m at recess twice daily. It affords me an opportunity to observe students during play. This less structured free time allows students an opportunity to implement and “practice” many of the activities and social skills we discuss during Second Step lessons. Friendship building, creative play, sportsmanship, physical strengthening, problem solving, patience and respectful support, ALL are important in the developmental journey of our children.
In addition to working with individual students, small groups, and in whole class settings, I also coordinate Parent Education opportunities. Topics include internet safety, mental health awareness, student social / emotional developmental, and parenting skills.
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!
Please contact me Monday-Friday if you have questions or concerns.
Ms. Heidi Ehrenberg LMHC
(206) 935-0651 Ex.114