Dakota Ridge High school counseling

Dakota Ridge Counseling Department Mission Statement:

DRHS Counselors continually connect with students to empower, support, and guide them. We meet them where they are and help them reach their desired future. Our vision is to provide support and advocacy, empowering ALL students for success in high school and beyond.


Meet your Counseling Team

(Click on Counselor to view their bio and preferred method of contact)

Karina Wilson

De-Hr

Maternity Leave until 11/10

Please contact Substitute, Lee Paternoster:Lee.Paternoster@jeffco.k12.co.us

Carly Richards *NEW*

Drug Prevention, Intervention & 504 Counselor


Kim Trefz

Social Worker

Cathy Labbat

Post-Grad Coordinator

How can I see my counselor during Covid-19/hybrid Learning:

Students: Please email your counselor to set up an appointment OR schedule an office hour appointment using your counselor's google calendar. This will ensure that we are able to abide by social distancing regulations and manage how many students are in our office at a time, it will also provide us the opportunity to meet with students via Google Meets if necessary.

Parents: It is best to call the office to arrange an appointment to see your student's counselor. This ensures appropriate time allocated to your needs.

What can my counselor help me with:

  • Academic counseling (incl. difficulties and interventions)

  • Short term/crisis counseling

  • Socio-emotional counseling

  • Community resource referrals

  • College/career guidance

  • ICAP support

  • 504 plan coordination and support