School Counselor - Crystal Springs Elementary
How can an elementary school counselor help my student?
As the school counselor, I am a member of the educational team here at Crystal Springs - I'm an educator! I'm passionate about teaching students social-emotional skills and concepts that will help them throughout life. I teach in various settings and formats, including classroom lessons and small group instruction. I also can provide short-term individual supports on a limited basis.
Here are some of the topics I discuss with students:
- Social Skills
- Emotional Regulation (Controlling big emotions)
- Coping & Resiliency Skills
- Changing Families
- Self Concept (Self-esteem)
*DISCLAIMER: School counseling support is not a substitute for students who need more intensive counseling or therapy. If needed, I am happy to talk with parents about the process of finding a mental health provider outside of school. Once this is set-up, I can also serve as a connection point between the school and the outside provider.
Feeling Stressed? Check out the Virtual Calming Room!
The School Counseling Department at Northshore has compiled resources to create a "Virtual Calming Room" as a place for students and families to find tools and strategies for managing emotions and feelings. Check it out!
Hello! My name is David Lammers, and I am the school counselor at Crystal Springs Elementary.
This is my fifteenth year working as an elementary school counselor, and my fifth year here at Crystal Springs. Prior to that, I was an elementary school teacher for several years. I have three children of my own, and enjoy spending time with my family.
Degrees and Certifications
B.A., History - Seattle Pacific University
M.Ed., School Counseling - Seattle Pacific University
ESA Certification, School Counseling