Helping Kids Thrive at School
In partnership with local schools, we provide school counselors at least one day a week, sometimes two days a week. School counselors are an integral part of the school in helping teachers, families, and students navigate their mental and emotional well-being. The goal is to help students thrive in and out of school and to be a resource to our schools and students.
Counselors provide brief individual counseling, skill training, and psychoeducation. They spend much of their time meeting with students and assessing the students’ needs so they can thrive in and out of school. Many times they engage students in additional school and community services so students and families can meet their goals and thrive.
They also work with teachers, other school staff, and community partners tied to the schools. Many times they provide training, support, and resources to the schools and their staff. The counselors give classroom presentations on various health topics throughout the year as well. If a crisis occurs, counselors step up and are available to schools to help them navigate the situation and heal.
Everyone's emotional and mental well-being is important to our school counselors. They are ready to help you thrive in and out of school and want to help you find the tools and resources so you can succeed in life.
Who Do You Serve?
We serve all K-12 students and their families at Wallowa, Enterprise, and Joseph School Districts. We also support all teachers, administrators, aides, and other support staff at Wallowa, Enterprise, and Joseph School Districts.
Which Schools Have School Counselors?
- Enterprise Elementary
- Enterprise High School
- Wallowa Elementary
- Wallowa High School
- Joseph Charter School
Our Services in the Schools
- Individual Counseling
- Psycho-Educational Groups
- Family Counseling
- Crisis Counseling
- Case Management
- Individual Skills Training
- Group Skills Training
- Referrals to Community Resources and Supports
How to Get Help?
If you’re experiencing a change in mood or your regular routine, we can help. Talk to your school counselor.
You choose the topics you want to talk about. We’ll help you find out what’s getting in the way of your goals and help you overcome those issues. We want to help you thrive in and out of school.
Students also may be recommended by the school administration or requested by parents, guardians, or a teacher. Information shared by the student with the school counselor is strictly confidential and does not become part of the student’s school records.
Our school counselors can help with:
- Disruptive behavior
- Anger management
- Adjustment issues
- Family problems
- Grief and loss
- Impulse-control problems
- Mood disorders
- Oppositional behaviors
- Post-traumatic stress
- Substance use
What Happens in the Summer?
You are probably wondering what happens in the summer for kids who see school counselors regularly at the schools. They can still see their school counselors during the summer months. Yet, they have to call us at 541-426-4524 to set up appointments to see their school counselors during the summer. We would love to stay connected with them.
We have found that by continuing services over the summer kids make significant progress and enter the new school year stronger than taking a break over the summer. With our multiple locations across Wallowa County and extended hours, we can truly find a time that works with families' summer schedules to have kids connect with their school counselors.
Meet Our School Counselors
Annie Tomlinson, Enterprise School Counselor
Carrise Murray, Joseph Charter School Counselor
Kathryn Kemp, Wallowa School Counselor