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Welcome and thank you for visiting the Waitsfield Elementary School Counseling site! My name is Ashley Bergeron, your Elementary School Counselor! This is such a NEW time for all of us where we have had to learn how to adapt and practice flexibility-and this can be tough! I look forward to walking this new normal with you and your child(ren). Please let me know along the way if you have any questions, concerns or success stories to share regarding your child(ren). I invite you to read the information below or check out the resources available to all families.
I will be available during the school hours on Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays.
Services provided for all students:
Individual Counseling: Referrals for Individual Counseling occur through the request of a parent, teacher or student. At the school level, individual counseling is short-term (6 to 8 weeks) and seeks to address barriers that may be getting in the way of a student being the best they can be. Should a student need on-going service past the 6-8 services I provide, a referral to a local mental health provider will be offered.
Small Group Counseling: Referrals for Small Group participation occur through requests made by parents, teacher or as identified in services by a team. Sessions typically last 6-9 weeks and are offered throughout the year based on student needs. This type of counseling environment allows students to give and receive help from peers who may be experiencing similar feelings or situations.
Sessions are agreed upon time with the classroom teacher to minimize the absence of direct instruction. If you have any questions about these counseling services, please feel free to contact me!
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. firstname.lastname@example.org
The counseling program this year will be called BEST SELF! These lessons are comprehensive and developmentally appropriate lessons that are delivered for each grade level, 1-2 times per month. Classes are approximately 30 minutes and follow the VT Framework for Health Education Standards as well as the HUUSD Learning Expectations.
Each month, I will send out a BEST SELF! Newsletter which will hold information around the months' theme, key language to practice together at home and more!
Please take a moment to check out a few of these online resources for parents.
BEST SELF! Resources
Feelings VideoInside Out Video