Counseling Center

 Lindsay Verhaaren

Kindergarten – 8th grade Counselor

Lindsay.Verhaaren@slcschools.org
(801) 578-8144

Counseling Program Calendar

AUGUST
8/27 JA Finance Park Training
8/29 Hope Squad Training
8/30 504 District Meeting

SEPTEMBER
9/7 District Counselor Meeting
9/12 Attendance Meeting
9/14 USHE Conference
9/24 JA Finance Park (8th grade)
9/10 World Suicide Prevention Day
9/27 Crisis Team Meeting

OCTOBER
10/1 Kindness in Chalk
10/5 Student Services Meeting

10/12 8th Graders to SLCC
10/12 – 10/13 USCA Conference
10/23 Mix it Up at Lunch
10/24 – 10/25 Prevent Child Abuse Utah
10/25 District Counselor Meeting

NOVEMBER
11/3 Random Acts of Kindness Day
11/7 Netsmartz
11/30 Uppers Career Day

DECEMBER
12/11 – 12/12 High School Days
12/14 District Counselor Meeting

JANUARY
1/9 District Counselor Meeting

FEBRUARY
2/6 – 2/7 PCCR meetings with 8th graders and their parents

2/8 District Counselor Meeting
2/17 – 2/23 Random Acts of Kindness Week
2/21 Crisis Team Meeting

MARCH
3/8 District Counselor Meeting

APRIL
4/5 District Counselor Meeting

MAY
5/3 District Counselor Meeting
5/22 District Counselor Meeting

Why School Counselors?

It’s tough being a kid, and life in our changing world throws more at them all the time. It’s become increasingly vital for kids to have skills to cope with their stress, solve problems, work with other people and plan for the future. School Counselors can help. Through whole class lessons, small social-educational groups and visits with individuals, school counselors educate students in many areas, including:

  • Understanding themselves and others
  • Social skills
  • Considering multiple perspectives
  • Understanding and managing emotions
  • Conflict resolution and problem solving
  • College and career exploration and planning
  • Substance abuse
  • Academic support, study skills, goal setting and critical thinking

School counselors also provide age appropriate support when traumatic events occur. We connect families to many different community resources. We collaborate with teachers, parents and others to find ways for students to overcome obstacles to their success.

About Me

As a kid, I was sure I would be a professional roller skater, but school counseling has ended up being just as exciting and fun. I love working with students on their home turf, where they regularly interact with peers, teachers, parents, and other adults that are important in their lives. I believe that school counseling helps students live happier, healthier lives. I believe that all students have it in them to succeed.

I studied at the University of Utah where I received my bachelor’s degree in Psychology and my MEd in Educational Psychology. I was a school counselor in the Davis School District for 9 years. My husband and I have 4 boys: 3 human and 1 bird. I’ve been a parent at the OC for the past 8 years, and now I’m excited to take on a new role at our school!

Students can request to see me themselves, or their teachers or parents can refer them. I send permission forms home for parents to sign before I work with kids on a regular basis. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

 

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