K-6 Counseling Group Descriptions
Counseling groups at Edmonds Heights offer your child the opportunity to receive targeted social-emotional support during the school year. The time scheduled with your child will allow them to work in a small group setting with their peers where they will learn and practice using basic social-emotional skills. We will also discuss “here and now” daily difficulties and share possible solutions. We will address various topics, such as: feelings identification, relationships with friends and family, self-management, problem solving, self-esteem, school adjustment and mental health. The goal of this support service is to increase students’ knowledge and use of personal, social, and emotional skills. Broadly defined, social emotional skills (SEL) include Social Awareness, Self Awareness, Self Management, Responsible Decision Making and Relationship Skills. For more information about SEL, click here
The following is a brief description of each group. Content, process and focus of each group will vary depending on the presenting issues of group members. In general, each group is meant to promote social/emotional wellbeing, autonomy, belonging and competence.
Social-Emotional Learning (K-2): learn about empathy, perspective taking, emotion management, social skills, and problem solving skills. Topics might include self-awareness, interoception, emotion identification, regulation and flexible thinking.
Managing Stress and Anxiety (3-4); learn to manage stress and anxiety by increasing self-awareness, emotional regulation, and mindfulness skills. We will use creative self-exploration and visualization activities to encourage optimism, agency and self-confidence.
Mental Health (5-6): discover how our brains work and what makes adolescent brains unique. We will discuss barriers to and support for mental and emotional wellbeing, and we’ll learn effective, healthy coping strategies. Additional focus might include identifying personal strengths, core values, and imagining the future.
Groups are offered in the fall, winter and spring. The length of each session is 30 minutes and the duration is 6-8 weeks. Information about upcoming group opportunities and sign up form will be published in the Newsletter.
Feel free to contact Molly Bright, K-6 School Counselor, if you have any questions. You can reach Molly at (425) 431-1214 or at email@example.com
Molly Bright is a school counselor who supports our elementary students in grades K-6. Her primary responsibilities are:
- Individual and small group counseling
- Parent and teacher consultation and training
- Problem Solving Team lead
- 504 case manager for elementary age students
Molly works at EH on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Phone: (425) 431-1214
Schedule an appointment with Molly Go to appointment page for this calendar