Meet the School Counselor
My name is Jessica Lewis and I am the School Counselor for the Kingman Academy of Learning Middle School and High School. I am excited and honored to be back for my second year. I am committed to encouraging, supporting, and empowering our students to become their best selves. My primary task is to help ALL students mentally and emotionally which in turn helps them to become better learners.
I will be meeting with students individually, in small groups, conducting classroom lessons, collaborating and working as a team with parents and staff. I speak a language of hope and blend respect, empathy, curiosity, humor, creativity, and patience when working with students.
The support provided can be therapeutic, but the role of a school counselor is not to diagnose or provide long term therapy. I am able to provide temporary/short-term support to help students overcome acute issues having an impact on their school performance. I am a resource that can provide help, however will refer out for more serious problems. Licensed mental health counselors are the appropriate resource to provide ongoing therapy sometimes needed by families and students. I am happy to provide a list of outside agencies and licensed mental health counselors if you ever need them.
As the counselor, I have the privilege of providing support to every student at the KAMS. Confidentiality is respected unless they plan on hurting themselves, hurting someone else, or someone is hurting them. Although I do not require parent consent, if you would like to request I meet with your child for a specific concern, please don't hesitate to reach out.
I am thrilled to be here, and I thank you for the support you have shown me by valuing your child's mental health. I look forward to a great year and getting to know all of our wonderful students at KAMS.
Jessica Lewis, LAMFT