Counseling Center

 Lindsay Verhaaren

Kindergarten – 8th grade Counselor

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

Internet Safety Tips

College Planning

Counseling Program Calendar

AUGUST

8/22 Anti-bullying lessons from PCAU in classrooms (1st – 8th)

SEPTEMBER

Lessons: Kindness, Bullying and Harassment

Groups: 

9/5 Counseling Advisory Committee Meeting

9/10 Steering Meeting

OCTOBER

Lessons: Suicide prevention, The Science of Well-Being

Groups: Stress Management Group, Good Friends Group, Health Support Group, Conflict Management Group

10/8 School Counseling Program Review
10/9 – 10/10 Child Abuse Prevention Lessons from PCAU

NOVEMBER

Lessons: The Science of Well-Being

Groups: 

 All month: OC Giving Tree collections

11/7  Internet Safety Presentation

DECEMBER

Lessons: Differences as Strengths, College and Career Lessons

Groups: 

12/5 – 12/6 High School Days (8th graders)

JANUARY

Lessons: College and Career Lessons

Groups: 

1/21 Uppers Parent Meeting Presentation 

FEBRUARY

Lessons: College and Career Lessons

Groups: 

PCCR meetings

2/? Internet Safety Night for parents

2/5 – 2/6 extended hours for PCCR meetings/ other parent meetings

2/7  Uppers Field Trip to East High CTE Center (tentative)

MARCH

Lessons: College and Career Lessons

Groups:

PCCR meetings

3/19 5th grade maturation

APRIL

Lessons: Study skills, test taking strategies

Groups: 

4/22 Uppers College Field Trips (tentative)

 

MAY

Lessons: Conflict

Groups:

 

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.  

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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