Counseling Corner

Portola Springs Elementary

Welcome Grizzlies!

My name is Ashley Hamilton and I am your Elementary Resource Counselor!



What is an Elementary Resource Counselor (ERC)?

The Elementary Resource Counseling Specialist (ERC) promotes social-emotional and mental health & wellness at Portola Springs. Students are offered voluntary services that enriches student success by attending to challenges that can include school adjustment issues, stress, family change, grief, fears, or difficulties with relationships. ERCs are also here to provide resource linkage for families to further wrap around support for students.

"See the light in each other. Be the light for each other."

Proactive and Responsive ERC Services:


Short-term, solution focused individual or group counseling

Classroom Lessons

SEL Lessons to promote healthy social emotional development

School Wide Activities

Create & Support School Wide activities


Collaborates with parents and school staff

You might want to see an ERC when:

  • You want to learn and practice life skills like self-awareness, self-management, and social-awareness.

  • There is a big change in your life (such as...your parents divorce/changing families, you are moving, or the death of your pet or loved one).

  • You feel unsafe, increased stress, anxiety, loneliness, or low motivation at school or at home.

  • You have a hard time solving a problem related to school, friends, or home.

  • You need someone to listen to you about something important.

  • You are having strong emotions or feelings.

Please visit the links below to learn more: