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Counseling Role

  • Teaches classroom lessons
  • Facilitates small groups
  • Provides brief solution-focused support 1:1
  • Consults with families and teachers to provide student support
  • Coordinates 504 program for students who may need special accommodations at school due to a disability
  • Assist families experiencing homelessness (McKinney -Vento Act)—school support, resources, services for homeless students
  • Reports suspected child abuse as a mandated reporter
  • Provides support during personal challenges or crisis
  • Teaches coping strategies to regulate emotions

Student Support Topics

  • Friendship/Social Skills
  • Emotion Identification
  • Coping Skills
  • Understanding Others' Perspectives
  • Problem-solving Steps
  • Growth Mindset 
  • Thoughts-Feelings-Actions
  • Self-esteem
  • Peer and Family Relationships
  • Accepting Differences
  • Grief/Loss

Community Resources

School Counseling and Mental Health in the Issaquah School District

Issaquah schools provide comprehensive guidance and school counseling services in each building. All students have access to and the right to participate in these programs, which focus on academic, career, and social/emotional development to enhance the learning process, provide access to education, and support student readiness and success. Our school counseling teams plan and implement their programs with consideration for  student, family, school, and community members, and can help to connect students and families to resources and supports in our schools and community. Our ultimate goal is to help students obtain the knowledge, skills and attitudes that lead to academic, career, and personal success.

Experiencing a crisis?

Please contact one of the following helplines: 

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 988  or 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • King County local 24/7 Crisis Line (suicide, mental health, substance use): 800-621-4636
  • Crisis Text Line: text “Heal” to 741-741
  • Trevor Project (specifically for the LGBTQ+ community): 1-866-488-7386