Counseling Corner

Portola Springs Elementary

Welcome Grizzlies!

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



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 My name is Vanessa Chavez and I am your second Elementary Resource Counselor! I am at Portola Springs on Thursday and Friday.



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:

Please visit the links below to learn more: