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Counseling

Resources and Support for Students

Middle School counselors are professional educators with a mental health perspective who understand and respond to the diverse challenges faced by today's young learners. We do not provide ongoing therapy but we do support students with ongoing challenges and steer students/families to external resources if ongoing interventions are warranted. We align with the Ferndale School District's commitment to develop the whole child - his/her/their social and emotional well-being in addition to academic achievement.

What we do: 

  • Support students and their families with the challenges faced during adolescence and middle school via Zoom, email or phone
  • Help with scheduling, school and personal issues
  • Provide small groups to promote belonging and self care
  • Help with stress/anxiety/depression
  • Provide suicide and self harm prevention, intervention, and referrals to ongoing support
  • Referrals to support services in the community
  • Help if a student has a concern about another student
  • Provide school supplies, toiletries and clothing - overall basic needs for students and families
COUNSELOR CONTACT INFORMATION

Bryce Larson, Vista School Counselor

Email:bryce.larson@ferndalesd.org

Phone: (360) 383-9373

Resources for Families Coping with Mental and Substance Use Disorders | SAMHSA

Need Help? If you, or a family member, needs help with a mental or substance use disorder, call SAMHSA’s National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357) or TTY: 1-800-487-4889.

ADDITIONAL SUPPORTS

Terry Saunders, Horizon and Vista MS, Intervention and Prevention
Natural High Club Advisor, small group support for youth impacted by substance use, one on one counseling support, & treatment information for families and youth

Email: terrill.saunders@ferndalesd.org

Phone: (360) 383-9857 – Horizon             (360) 383-9378 – Vista

Deanna Lane, Community in Schools at Vista

Email: deanna.lane@ferndalesd.org

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