MRMS Counselor Corner

Welcome Mountain Ridge Families!

The MRMS Counseling Department is dedicated to the personal growth of students, supporting their journey in finding happiness, purpose, and belonging.

We hope you will use this site to connect with your counselor and learn about resources available in our community. If you have any questions about the resources you see on this page, reach out! We are happy to help!


Helping Kids with Anxiety Video Series: Segment 9

Please take a moment to watch the latest segment in the Helping Kids with Anxiety Video Series featuring Dr. Scott Cypers. This video focuses on helping kids to engage their anxiety.

Red Rocks Counseling presents...SCREEN SANITY

Red Rocks Counseling has partnered with non-profit, Screen Sanity, to bring parents a thought-provoking, informative, and entertaining FREE 60-minute webinar about digital health at 7pm MST on Wednesday evening, May 11th. Screen Sanity will unpack expert-guided content about everything from ways to manage screen time to age-appropriately educating our kids and teens about web-based pornography. This program is designed for adults only, but offers practical ways to engage with your kids (from toddlers to teenagers) on these topics.

The webinar will be recorded and sent to registered participants afterwards. Red Rocks Counseling will also offer optional follow-up small group support sessions to help parents process their personal experiences and situations, communicate about and implement screen wellness strategies with their family. To register, click here:

*Must be registered to participate. Space is limited.

Vaping Prevention Information Night Flyer Final 2 (1) (1).pdf

Helping Kids with Anxiety Video Series: Segment 8

Please take a moment to watch the latest segment in the Helping Kids with Anxiety Video Series featuring Dr. Scott Cypers. This video dives deeper into enhancing students' motivation to challenge their anxiety, as well as tips and tricks about how to do this.

Helping Kids with Anxiety Video Series: Segments 6 & 7

The sixth and seventh segments in our anxiety series with Dr. Scott Cypers have been released! Please click on this link to take a look. We encourage you to watch these videos if you could use tips and tricks to help someone in your life who is struggling with anxiety.

2022-2023 Rising Freshman Classroom Registration (1).pdf

On January 19th, MVHS counselors visited MRMS to talk with 8th graders about how to register for freshman classes. Check out the slideshow shared with students, and let your counselor know if you have any questions. Also remember, MVHS registration must be completed by Monday, January 24th.

Helping Kids with Anxiety Video Series: Segments 4 & 5

The fourth and fifth segments in our anxiety series have been released! Please click on this link to take a look. In these new segments, Dr. Scott Cypers provides tools for talking back to anxiety and he delves deeper into the actual steps needed to engage anxiety in an active way.

Helping Kids with Anxiety Video Series: Segment 3

The third segment in our anxiety series has been released! In this segment, Dr. Cypers presents his FACE model which is a fantastic tool for helping people to recognize anxiety and take actionable steps to vanquish it. Please see this link and scroll down to overcoming anxiety with Dr. Cypers to watch it. Additionally, Dr. Cypers will be available to answer your questions live on Tuesday, December 14th at 6:00pm. To join the live Q&A, click this link:

DCHYC Parent-TA-Flyer_final.pdf

Helping Kids with Anxiety Video Series: Segment 2

Please take a few minutes to watch the next anxiety segment by Dr. Scott Cypers. This segment covers the vicious cycle of anxiety and provides insight into what triggers anxiety and how to overcome it.

After viewing the video, if you are interested, you can log into a free live zoom session with Dr. Cypers on November 22nd at 6:00 pm to receive additional support and get your specific questions answered. To access, please click this link

Helping Kids with Anxiety Video Series: Segment 1

Douglas County School District counselors have teamed with Dr. Scott Cypers to create a video series to help parents understand how to help their children with anxiety. This series will be ongoing throughout the remainder of the school year and a new video will be released every few weeks. These 20-30 minute videos are designed to provide parents with an understanding of anxiety and provide some actionable tools to help their children. Dr. Cypers is a nationally recognized expert on child and adolescent anxiety and is the director of stress and anxiety at Johnson Depression Center.

The Mountain Ridge Counseling team is also proud to share with parents that two of our counselors, Paula Moore (8th grade) and Jennifer Hutchings (7th grade) are collaborating with PE/Health teachers to facilitate monthly lessons for students that focus on managing stress, practicing mindfulness, and increasing resilience.

Did You Know...

...the Colorado Legislature has earmarked millions of dollars to provide every child in the state with a free evaluation and three free sessions of counseling?? Check out for more information on how to apply. Children over the age of 12 can self-refer by filling out a survey on the website above. Anyone under age 12 will need their parents to complete the survey.

Good Grief Brochure.pdf
BPS Mountain Ridge Flyer.pdf
2021 DCHMI Resource Guide Handout.pdf
DCMHI Toolkit - Email Blast ENG.pdf
DCMHI Toolkit - Email blast ESP.pdf
May 2021.pdf
DCHYC Webinar Flyer - Final.pdf
Colorado Virtual Career Fair.pdf
BPS Flyer for MRMS - Updated (2).pptx

Upcoming Events from the STEM Center for Strength

Covid Virtual Workshop Ongoing 2 20 2021 Final.pdf
13 Things That Mentally Strong ParentsREV.pdf
PSR EXPO - Time to EXPLORE.pdf
The Pandemic Your Child's Education Flyer Final (2).pdf
AllHealth-Network-Colorado-Spirit-Coping-Tips (2).pdf
PFA 2020 Flyer Colorado Spirit (2).pdf
MRMS Mental Health Guide for Familes