Mrs. Woelfel's Counseling Corner

Kelly Woelfel - School Counselor Grades 1,3, & 5


    "In times of stress, the best thing we can do for each other is to listen with our ears and our hearts and to be assured that our questions are just as important as our answers."  Mr. Rogers



    Hello Ward Highlands Families,

    If you are wondering about school counseling support for your child, please click on the link below to fill out the counselor check-in form.  I will get back to you at my earliest convenience.  

    Counselor Check-in




  • First Aid for Feelings: A Workbook to Help Kids Cope During the Coronavirus Pandemic is a free workbook from the Yale Child Study Center–Scholastic Collaborative, written by child development expert Denise Daniels. This comforting resource is designed to help children alleviate stress and anxiety and to provide a sense of control during changing times. This workbook will encourage children to express their thoughts and feelings while providing families with simple strategies to help kids handle emotions.


    The workbook is available for download in both English and Spanish.


    First Aid for Feelings



  • A routine and schedule can be very helpful for families when switching to learning from home.  Here is a sample schedule shown below, and of course you would build it for your child and needs.  Make time in the day for learning (with and without technology), time for being outside, reading, rest, etc.  

Helpful sample schedule for students working from home.
Useful Tools
  • Direct Links and Contacts to Community Mental Health Partners:

    • Crisis Text Line – Text HOME to 741741
    • Domestic Violence Hotline – 1-800-500-1110
    • Suicide Prevention Lifeline – 1-800-784-2433 (1-800-SUICIDE) or 1-800-273-8255 (1-800-273-TALK)
    • The Centers
      • The Centers Telehealth Services
      • The Centers, Inc., School-Based Counseling Services  - Student Counseling Services remain available to students; however, we have expanded telehealth services and are shifting to virtual options for care as an alternative to in-school visits.
      • The Centers, Inc., Mobile Response Team (MRT) - The Mobile Response Team (MRT) provides professional, same-day intervention for individuals who are experiencing mental health crises. The team visits clients and their families to prevent acute psychiatric crises from becoming emergencies that require law enforcement involvement or involuntary hospitalization.
      • Mobile Response Team hotline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (352) 402-2890.

    Crisis Teams are available for children, youth and adults, regardless of their ability to pay.