Assigned by last name

A - Da: Julie Plautz

Hu - Me: Kirsten Link

Sc - Z: Nile Smith
Social Worker:
Kimberly Trefz

Counseling Support Staff:

Cindy Hollander

Cathy Labbat
Post-Grad Coordinator
What's New, Important and Upcoming....

Please see the link below for more information from our Jeffco Student Services Office. More resources are also available on our Community Resources tab above.

During this time, counselors will be available for college/career, academic and overall support via email. We will continue to keep our Counseling Department Website updated, but please do not hesitate to email your counselor if you need further assistance.

If you are experiencing an emergency of any kind, please call 911 or refer to our resources link above for other helpful crisis call centers.

Follow us on Twitter @CounselingDRHS


  • Students-how to stay healthy, learning from home
    Posted Mar 30, 2020, 1:36 PM by Kirsten Link
  • Teen Substance Use & Mental Health Expo Please click on this FLYER for more information
    Posted Mar 10, 2020, 11:52 AM by Kirsten Link
  • Summer School 2020 -If a student has failed one or more courses, please contact student's counselor to determine if summer school is necessary in order to recover credits needed for graduation.-It ...
    Posted Feb 25, 2020, 6:45 AM by Kirsten Link
  • Want to work in Rocky Mtn. Nat'l Park this summer??? The High School Leadership Corps provides work opportunities for Colorado high school youth (ages 14-17) in Rocky Mountain National Park and the surrounding Arapaho-Roosevelt National Forests. Youth members ...
    Posted Feb 5, 2020, 7:10 AM by Kirsten Link
  • West Metro Firefighting/EMS Camp for Women CAMP EMBERCamp Ember is a 4 day/3 night immersive introduction to Firefighting and EMS for young women ages 16-18. Camp Ember started in 2017 and is hosted ...
    Posted Feb 5, 2020, 6:45 AM by Kirsten Link
  • Looking for a Job??? The counseling department has MANY job opportunities posted in our office, immediately on your left when you walk in the counseling office door. We have an entire corner devoted to ...
    Posted Sep 18, 2019, 8:31 AM by Kirsten Link
  • Application Info for US Military Academy    Applications for the 2nd Congressional District are due by October 1, 2019.   Click HERE to learn more about full Nomination Process This includes Congressional Nominations to the: United States ...
    Posted Feb 1, 2019, 1:35 PM by Brian Plautz
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Dakota Ridge Counseling Department Mission:

DRHS Counselors continually connect with students to empower, support, and guide them. We meet them where they are and help them reach their desired future. Our vision is to provide support and advocacy, empowering ALL students for success in high school and beyond.

How can I see my counselor?


Students: Come to the counseling office during your free period, lunch period, or before or after school. We have an open door policy for students. You are welcome to fill out a counselor request form if your counselor is not available. We will then call you down at our earliest convenience.

Parents: It is best to call the office to arrange an appointment to see your student's counselor. This ensures appropriate time allocated to your needs. Stopping by the office could result in long wait times or a counselor not available.

  • Counselor Responsibilities:
  • Academic counseling (incl. difficulties and interventions)
  • Short term/crisis counseling
  • Socio-emotional counseling
  • Community resource referrals
  • College/career guidance
  • ICAP support
  • 504 plan coordination and support
  • Seminar program support