Meet the Mental Health Team

The school counseling program at Barrett is founded on the idea that all students need to feel that they belong. Our mission is to cultivate an open and inclusive community where students can develop empathy, perseverance and a belief that they are capable of anything. The program focuses on three major components; classroom lessons, small […]


Resources for Families Resources to Support Conversations about Violence It is with heavy hearts that we offer these resources to support families about the recent violent tradegies.  Please reach out to anyone on our mental health team if any additional support. How to Talk to Kids About School Shootings (Child Mind Institute) This resources offers […]

Bullying Prevention

ARLINGTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS 25-1.17 Student Safety – Bullying/Harassment Prevention Arlington Public Schools is committed to creating a safe, caring, respectful learning environment for all students. Bullying or harassment of students, including bullying based on an actual or perceived characteristic such as race, national origin, creed, color, religion, ancestry, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and […]


The school counseling program offers many services for Barrett students including classroom lessons, small group counseling and individual counseling. Additionally, counselors collaborate with teacher, parents and outside providers to ensure that students receive the best support and care at school. More detailed information on services is located below.    Classroom Lessons All students K-5th receive […]

Monthly Social Emotional Themes

Each month the Barrett community highlights a social-emotional theme to strengthen our community. January Counseling Lessons: Emotion Management It is hard to think straight and make good decisions when emotions are intense. Strong feelings of anger can lead to aggressive behavior, and students may also struggle to make good choices when experiencing other intense feelings. […]

School Counseling Program

Barrett’s School Counseling Programs Beliefs: At the heart of Barrett’s school counseling program is the belief that a sense of ‘belonging’ to the Barrett family is vital for student growth and success. The school counseling program supports students’ in feeling safe, cared for and connected to their school staff and peers. Students’ reach their full […]