Counselors

The School Counselor and Student Mental Health

School counselors recognize and respond to the need for mental health and behavioral prevention, early intervention and crisis services that promote psychosocial wellness and development for all students. School counselors are prepared to address barriers and to assess ways to maximize students’ success in schools, communities and their family structure by offering education, prevention, and crisis and short-term intervention until the student is connected with available community resources. (ASCA 2015)

Counseling Services Personnel 2018-2019

Located on the first floor in Room 111

Office Hours: 7:30am – 4:00pm

Rana Luthra (Director of Counseling) 703-228-5535

Laura Goodwyn – 6th Grade Counselor (Sailors and Mariners Teams) 703-228-5519

Melissa Ortiz – 6th Grade Counselor (Navigators, Seahawks & HILT Teams) 703-228-5509

Mohammad Zishhan – 7th Grade Counselor (Narwhals & Manatees Teams) 703-228-2347

Michelle (Catherine) Wilkes – 7th and 8th Grade Counselor (7th Grade Orcas Team; 8th Grade Galleons & Caravels Teams) 703-228-5511

Chrissy Reardon – 8th Grade Counselor (Clippers & Schooners Teams) 703-228-5512

Support Staff:

Karla McGhee
Registrar
703.228.5508
Karla.McGhee@apsva.us
Jackie Torres
Special Education Administrative Assistant
703.228.5502
jacqueline.torres@apsva.us
Myrna Gonzalez
HILT Resource Assistant/Parent Liaison
703.228.5507
Myrna.Gonzalez@apsva.us
Rocio Rivero
703.228.5493
rocio.rivero@apsva.us
Mia Elliott
Section 504 and IAT Administrative Assistant, Volunteer & Partnership Liaison
703.228.5538
mia.elliott@apsva.us

What other support is available in office?

  • Sharen Humann, Resource Teacher for the Gifted – 703.228.5529
  • Bernadine Reed, Occupational Therapist – 703.228.2343
  • Melissa Stone, Speech Therapist – 703.228.2349
  • Liska Friedman, Social Worker – 703.228.2345
  • Jen Phillipp, Psychologist – 703.228.2346
  • Siobhan Bowler, Substance Abuse Counselor 703-228-6361 or 703-228-5518