What We Do

We offer counseling services to all students, both individually and in groups, and design our services to address the academic, social, emotional, and developmental needs of students.

Need to speak to your school counselor? Call us!

Ami Balderson

Ami Balderson
(804) 723-3672
Serving grades Pre-K, K, 2, and 4

Allie Gittman

Allie Gittman
(804) 723-3676
Serving grades Pre-K, 1, 3, and 5

Classroom Instructional Lessons

Our school counselors lead lessons in all K–5 classrooms to support our academic program goals. We base our lessons throughout the year on categories that fall under the three counseling domains: 

  • Academic skills
  • Personal-social skills
  • Career awareness
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Group Counseling

Our counselors accept referrals for students who would benefit from small group counseling experiences. Small groups focus on skills including friendship, study skills, divorce/separation, grief/loss, and anger management. We also offer additional topics throughout the year based on student need. The benefit of group counseling is that it provides an opportunity for students to meet other children who are experiencing concerns similar to their own. 

Individual Counseling

Call us at (804) 723-3672 to discuss your concerns. If appropriate, we can schedule a time each week for your child to meet with one of our counselors for individual counseling. A school counselor typically provides four to six weeks of counseling sessions. 


An important part of the school counselor's role is consultation. A counselor may consult with parents, faculty, other school staff, and community agencies in order to best meet the individual needs of all students.

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