Hansen Elementary School Counseling


Welcome to the Hansen Elementary school counseling website. Here you will find information about the school counseling program at Hansen, how to connect with the school counselor, and helpful information regarding academic, social/emotional, and career development.

Meet the School Counselor - Mr. Gjersvik

Hello! My name is Mr. Gjersvik, and I am the school counselor at Hansen Elementary. I work with all students at Hansen in a variety of ways, including individual/group counseling and instruction in the classroom. I will be in your student's classroom every 12 school days to teach skills for academic, social/emotional, and career development. I look forward to working with your student(s) this year!

Role of the School Counselor

As a professional school counselor, I support students and families in several ways:

  • Deliver social/emotional learning (SEL) instruction in the classroom

  • Work with students in small groups

  • Meet with students individually

  • Consult with parents and teachers

  • Refer and connect families with community agencies

  • Serve as a student/family advocate

School counselors help students...

  • Recognize their strengths and needs to achieve in school

  • Build self-confidence and self-esteem

  • Learn decision making and problem solving skills

  • Establish and maintain healthy relationships with others

  • Deal with concerns and feelings

  • Better understand themselves and others

  • Gain valuable social skills

  • Develop and learn to cope with situations that arise within the family

Contact the School Counselor

David Gjersvik, MA, MPH

Email: david.gjersvik@cfschools.org

Phone: (319) 553-2793