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​Counseling Program           Ms. Caryl's website

The elementary counseling and guidance program is available to all students, not just those in a crisis situation. Guidance curriculum is delivered to all students K-5 on a monthly basis or more often.

School Counselors help children find success in school by:  

*Helping develop positive attitudes among students towards self, family, and community. 

*Counseling with students in groups and individually to understand and appreciate their unique qualities and to grow personally and socially.

*Supporting students by teaching skills for achieving success.  

*Developing and delivering classroom guidance lessons that teach skills such as making healthy decisions, resolving conflicts, and respecting others.

*Assisting students to become invested in their school success by showing them how school performance relates to future opportunities. 

*Working collaboratively with students, parents, and teachers to identify and remove barriers that may impede student achievement. 

School Counselors help children prepare for the future by: 

*Assisting students to develop personal awareness and explore personal goals. 

*Helping develop communication and interpersonal skills needed to relate well to others. 

*Providing a comprehensive and developmental guidance and counseling program that impacts all students K-12.

*Assisting students 
    To learn 
    To work 
    To live 


Please call or email to schedule an appointment if you wish to discuss a concern about your student. 

Student Groups 

Parents and teachers can refer students for a skill building/support group when there is a need.  Groups are formed based on common need and generally meet once a week for 6 weeks between December and June. Feel free to contact me if you'd like to discuss your child's participation in a group.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact me by phone (503-356-2114) or email ( For more information please visit my website.