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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!
Check out the Counseling Corner for more resources
Availability: Mondays-Fridays 7:30-2:30
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 6-8 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!
The counseling program this year will be called BEST SELF! These lessons are comprehensive and developmentally appropriate lessons that are delivered for each grade weekly. Classes are approximately 40 minutes in duration and follow the VT Framework for Health Education Standards as well as the HUUSD Learning Expectations.
Do you wonder how you can support for child's social & emotional well being at home? Check out the 'Counseling Corner' blurb found in the school newsletter Kaiya sends out weekly. Also, please take a moment to check out a few of these online resources for families:
BEST SELF! Resources
Feelings VideoInside Out Video