Counseling

Resources for Families


Hello! Welcome to the Audubon counseling website. I’m Deb Wilson, counselor at Audubon Elementary School. I enjoy my job very much, especially assisting staff, students and families in meeting the general goal to achieve the greatest personal value from the educational opportunities in the Lake Washington School District. If you would like to get in touch with me you can either call the school office or email me at dewilson@lwsd.org.

I am always an advocate for your child. Each day I work to support the social/emotional growth and learning of your student. I am committed to my personal goal that each child has an opportunity to have contact with the school counselor. One way your student may spend time with me is in the classrooms when I teach guidance lessons. I facilitate friendship and organizational skills groups. I also conduct limited individual sessions.Due to all the other tasks I perform as a school counselor, I am unable to provide extensive, ongoing therapy. However, if you want your child to receive ongoing therapy, I can provide you with community-based referral resources highlighted by specialties.
I look forward to assisting you.
What Does a School Counselor Do?

-Responds to student needs in crisis situation
-Conducts conferences with parents
-Consults with teachers, administrators and other professionals
-Provides community resources and training opportunities
-Counsels individuals and small groups of students
-Teaches Steps to Respect, Second Step, Kelso’s Choices and Talking About Touching
-Participates in planning, implementing and evaluating a comprehensive developmental guidance and counseling program.
-Participates actively in the referral process of students to special programs and/or services and agencies inside and outside the school
-Provides staff and parent training

What do counselors teach in the classroom?

-Self confidence development (value uniqueness, manage feelings)
-Motivation to achieve (develop academic potential, identify career opportunities)
-Decision making, goal setting, problem solving
-Interpersonal effectiveness (respect others, develop healthy friendships)
-Communication skills (listen to others, express themselves appropriately)
-Cross Cultural Effectiveness (appreciate their own culture and respect the culture of others, appreciate differences)
-Responsible behavior (accept responsible for won behaviors and consequences, be self-disciplined)
-Personal safety (car, gun and fire safety, unsafe touching, cyber safety)
-Anti-bullying (importance of the bystander, effective communication)