Student Services and Counseling Services

Mental Health Team

( Left to right)

Christina Castromiller (School Counselor),  Julia Kahn (School Counselor), Hailey (Ph.D Psychology student at UMD Extern), Atari Griffin (Behavior Specialist), Marianne Ellis (School Psychologist), Wendy Cornejo (School Social Worker), Alyssa Watkins (Sped Coordinator)

Our Barrett Student Services/Mental Health Team consists of our School Counselor, School Psychologist, School Social Worker, Behavior Specialist, and Sped Coordinator.

The following services are provided by the student services team:

  • Individual Counseling (Provided by School Counselor, School Psychologist, & School Social Worker)

Assist students to better understand themselves, deal with interpersonal relationships, and resolve problems that might interfere with learning. Crisis intervention is also provided when needed.

  • Small Group Counseling, also known as ‘Lunch Bunches’ (Provided by School Counselor, School Psychologist, & School Social Worker)

An opportunity for students to meet and gain skills in communicating, problem solving, and interacting with others.

  • Classroom Counseling Lessons (Provided by School Counselor)

Designed to reach students in grades K-5. Classroom lessons help foster respect, responsibility, empathy, leadership skills, and celebrate diversity. Lessons are given on a biweekly basis and align with the 5 CASEL Competencies: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making. We also cover topics including bullying prevention, career, transition to middle school (5th grade), and substance abuse prevention (4th & 5th grade). The lessons are interactive, creative, evidence-based, and often use books, videos, music, and projects to teach students how to be successful.

  • Behavior analysis and implementation plans  (Provided by Behavior Specialist and Mental Health Team)

Provides interventions specifically designed for each student to increase responsible behavior and reduce negative behavior while in school. Communicates with the student’s parents, other district employees, and other school personnel to build and implement a strong support mechanism for the student. Behavior specialists support students through small groups and in the classroom.For more information on Student Services, please visit Arlington’s Student Service website.