Counselling Supports

Student Services Team

Aspen View Public Schools Student Services Team (l-r): Jenifer Borgen, Alissa Passmore, Shelly Boersma, Sarah Lachance


School Counsellors play a crucial role in supporting students' academic, social, and emotional development. Our School Counsellors support students, families and staff in the following ways:

  • Social and Emotional Support:
    • Providing counselling services to help students navigate personal, family, and social issues.
    • Support during difficult times, such as family problems, peer conflict, or emotional struggles.
    • Counsellors can also help build self-esteem, self-confidence, boundary setting, social skills and goal setting.
  • Crisis Intervention:
    • Responding to immediate crises, such as accidents, violence, or other emergencies affecting the school community.
    • Collaborating with other school staff and community resources to provide support during crises.
  • Academic Support:
    • Assisting students in developing effective study habits and time management skills.
    • Identifying and addressing academic challenges, such as learning disabilities or behavioural issues.
    • Collaborating with teachers and parents to create academic intervention plans.
  • Collaboration with Stakeholders:
    • Working closely with teachers, administrators, and parents to support students holistically.
    • Collaborate with community resources, such as Alberta Health Services, FCSS, Family Resource Hubs, Family Supports for Children with Disabilities (FSCD), and FASD Alberta to provide additional support.

FCSS 780-675-2623 Family and Community Support Services

Alberta Health Services (Addictions and Mental Health)  Athabasca  780-675-5404

        Westlock  780-349-5246

Alberta Health Services: Home

Kid’s Help Phone 1 800 668 6868 or text 686868

Mental Health Crisis Line 1 877 303 2642

Athabasca Healthcare Centre 780-675 6000 

Westlock Healthcare Centre 780-349-3301

911 in emergency, 811 for health information

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