My name is Kimberly Ackles and I am currently in my third year as the school counselor at Bartlett Elementary School and Glen Lake School. Before starting as school counselor in Goffstown, I received my Master’s of Education in School Counseling from Rivier University. I completed my undergraduate studies at Colby-Sawyer College with a major in Psychology.
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The counseling services at Bartlett and Glen Lake consist of classroom guidance, small group, and individual lessons. I visit each classroom weekly. Through the Second Step curriculum, we work on developing skills for making friends, handling strong emotions, calming down, and problem solving. Each lesson lasts approximately 30 minutes and consists of different activities that go along with the lesson topic of the week.
Aside from classroom lessons, I also work with small groups of students. Group sessions last about 30 minutes and cover many different topics, such as social skills, divorce, anxiety, emotional regulation, self-esteem, and impulse control. The groups are designed around the needs of students who attend the sessions. Parent permission is required to be a participant in a group session. A small group session may occur during lunch time (buddy lunches) or another time during the school day.
I am available to meet with any/all students in the school. Student may access me by asking me directly or speaking to their classroom teacher or other school staff. Parents may contact me and request a check-in with their student as well. Individual counseling can be a check-in basis (just a quick conversation), a one-time visit, or a weekly visit depending on the student’s need.
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401 Cypress Street Manchester
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