Meet our school counselors, school psychologist, and social worker and learn about our school counseling program
We are Laura May and Lisa Johnson, Wolftrap’s school counselors. As school counselors, our goal is to assist your students in fulfilling their potential as effective learners. We also work to maintain a positive school climate, where all students feel accepted and supported. If you are a Wolftrap parent, We want you to know that we are eager to hear from you. Please feel free to contact us at any time if you have a concern about your child. Communication with the school counselors is kept confidential and does not become part of your student’s record.
The counseling Program and Wolftrap Offers:
Counseling - Students can be counseled individually or in small groups. Individual counseling is often a single meeting requested by the student to discuss a personal, social, or academic concern. Groups meet during lunchtime and are centered on topics like social skills, changing families, and anger management. Parent permission is obtained prior to any extended individual or group counseling. Please let us know if you would like your child to participate in a lunch group, or if you would like one of us to talk with your student individually.
Classroom Guidance - Classroom guidance lessons take place in every classroom approximately twice a month. Guidance lessons focus on character education and on life skills such as bullying prevention, forming friendships, communication skills, decision making, and study habits.
Consultation - Counselors consult with parents, teachers, other staff members, and outside resources, to provide academic, personal, and social support for our students. We participate in the local screening process to identify strategies that help struggling students learn.
Coordination of Programs - Counselors help coordinate a number of school-wide programs and activities, including Parent - Counselor Coffees, Student Leadership Teams, Service Projects, Career Fairs, Ethics Day, and World Heritage Night
Please do not hesitate to contact our amazing school counselors!
School Psychology Services
School psychologists are mental health specialists with knowledge of child development, the psychology of learning, behavior management and intervention, monitoring the progress of students, and program evaluation. School psychologists apply this knowledge using a problem-solving approach to help bring about positive changes in the learning environment, attitude, and motivation. Services offered by the school psychologist may be provided directly to the student or indirectly by working with teachers, parents, and other caregivers; however, all services provided by the school psychologist are intended to enhance the academic and social-emotional success of students. Minimum requirements to be a school psychologist include a 60-hour master's degree program and a one-year full-time internship; many FCPS school psychologists hold doctoral degrees.
Social Work and Support Services
School social workers focus on family and community factors that influence learning. They provide intensive services for students facing issues that pose risks to their academic success such as parent divorce and separation, poverty, truancy, chronic illness, mental health problems, conduct problems, child abuse, etc.
All FCPS social workers hold a Master of Social Work (MSW) or Master of Social Science (MSS) degree; many have earned a Doctorate of Social Work (DSW) degree. All school social workers are licensed by the Virginia Department of Education. The majority of the staff is clinically licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia Board of Social Work (LCSW) or in other jurisdictions and trained to provide mental health services in any setting.