CHS School Counseling

Meet the School Counselor

Ashley Lawson - School Counselor

(804) 492 - 4212, ext. 4141


Hello! My name is Ashley Lawson and I am continuing my career as a school counselor for the third year. I grew up in Cartersville, Virginia and attended Cumberland County Public Schools graduating from CHS in 2005. In May 2010, I graduated from Bridgewater College with a Bachelors of Science in Psychology and a minor in Criminal Justice. In May 2016, I graduated from Longwood University with a Masters Degree in Counselor Education (School & Mental Health Counseling). In my spare time I enjoy reading, playing sports, the outdoors, shopping and being with friends and family. I am currently a Resident in Counseling to become a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) as approved by the Virginia Board of Counseling. I strongly believe in advocating for my students. It is my goal to assist students in acquiring the skills, knowledge and attitudes needed to become life-long learners and responsible citizens.

Additional school counseling supports

Marie Hopper

Administrative Assistant

Kathryn Garrett

Career Development Specialist

JaKeishia Randolph

Project Discovery Program Coordinator

Kelly Chambers

GRASP and SOAR Advisor

three components of the counseling program


  • Classroom Support
  • Goal Setting
  • Transition
  • Study Skills
  • Organization
  • College Applications


  • Career Plans
  • Internships
  • Interests/Skills Surveys
  • Career Clusters
  • Life Skills
  • Job Applications


  • Stress Management
  • Health & Wellness
  • Bullying Prevention
  • Self-Esteem
  • Coping Skills
  • Conflict Resolution