Counseling Support

Tiered Support

Through the Multi-Tiered System of Supports, we provide more targeted and intensive help for students who need it -- both academically and social/emotionally.

Universal
We strive to support all students with universal programming.

Targeted
When a student is struggling, our teachers, school counselors and psychologists give more targeted help.

Intensive
If targeted support does not work or a student is in crisis our educators employ more intensive interventions.

Louisville Elementary Counseling 

Welcome to the Louisville Elementary Counseling site! At LES, counseling is an integral part of the learning process for all students. Focusing on the whole child provides students with the foundation they need to thrive and reach their fullest potential. 

Here are some of the ways counseling is implemented at LES:

  • Classroom Lessons: Counselor facilitates monthly lessons that can cover a variety of social-emotional topics such as self-awareness, self-advocacy, mindfulness, citizenship, and prosocial behaviors.  Counseling lessons support the other Social Emotional Learning initiatives in the classroom as well.

  • Small-Group Counseling: Students in small groups will address specific issues and learn new skills to help them be more successful in and outside of the classroom. Small groups may focus on developing social skills, emotional self-regulation, changing families, and grief and other topics when needed. Groups will be comprised of 4-6 students lasting six to eight weeks. Students can be referred by teachers, school leaders, and parents/guardians. Parents/guardians will be notified before a student can participate.

  • Individual Counseling: The counselor is available to work with students individually as needs arise.  Counseling is usually brief (1-5 meetings) and is solution-focused. If a student needs more intensive counseling, the counselor can discuss community resources with the student, parent and/or teachers as appropriate.

  • Parent and community engagement: An essential part of student success and growth are the partnerships we form with families and community stakeholders.  The counselor supports activities and programs that encourage school-family engagement.

Meet Our Team

Michelle Beck

Michelle Beck

Counselor

*LES families and students, 

During 2020-2021 school year, I will be available from 8-3 Mon-Fri if you have any questions or needs. Please email or call me and I will respond to you within 24-48 hours.  Thank you.

Michelle Beck, School Counselor

michelle.beck@bvsd.org

720-204-8495 (Google Voice Number)

Elementary Counseling

A comprehensive elementary school counselor provides education, prevention and intervention services in the areas of academic, career and social/emotional development supports. It is important to note that elementary counselors are not therapists; rather they are professional educators with a mental health perspective. They typically spend the majority of their time working on universal instruction and working with all students. The elementary counselors will work in collaboration with administration, teachers, the mental health team and parents to determine the needs of all students within each building.

 Elementary Curriculum Benchmarks

 Elementary Benchmarks - Table Format