Koelsch Counseling Office
Welcome to the Koelsch Elementary Counseling Office
I'm Mrs. Palmer, school counselor at Koelsch Elementary. I've been an elementary school counselor since 2007. Kids are my business, and I can't imagine a better job than helping kids become capable, loving, resilient citizens and life-long learners. Without a doubt, our students are the most precious treasures in our nation and our world. I strive to give them the tools and resources to understand their own unique contributions and vast personal worth. We work on:
Decision-making and problem-solving skills
Relationship and communication skills
Regulating emotions and getting needs met in healthy ways
Keeping selves and others safe
Being a lifelong learner and a positive citizen
Building a life and identity that meets their goals and dreams
UNDERSTANDING and BUILDING RESILIENCE!
We do this together in our work during classroom lessons on managing our feelings/thoughts/behaviors, personal safety, career awareness, academic skills/goals, drug/alcohol/tobacco awareness and relationship skills. I teach lessons in all of the classrooms twice a month, following the Boise School District counseling curriculum, which addresses both Idaho state Health Education Standards and ASCA Mindsets and Behaviors.
I also meet with students individually on a limited basis and in small support groups as those opportunities arise during the school year. School counselors don't provide in-depth therapy to individuals, so I also refer students and families to resources in the community. I'm happy to help you navigate the counseling resources in the community, tailored to your needs. I can meet with you to review counseling options, set up your initial counseling appointment with an outside provider, set up transportation - whatever is most helpful to you.
Please reach out to me if you have questions, concerns, or need assistance.
Miranda Palmer, M.A., LPC
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