My name is Christy Dahl, and I was recently hired as the School Counselor for Assumption-St. Bridget School. I grew up in the Seattle area attending Catholic schools, so I feel fortunate to be the School Counselor here at ASB. I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Political Science from Gonzaga University. After working in schools in the greater Seattle area, I found my passion for supporting students in their social and emotional lives, in addition to their academic lives. I then went on to pursue and receive my Masters of Education degree in Counseling, with an emphasis in School Counseling, from Seattle University.
My work with the students and families at ASB follows the American School Counselor Association guidelines for comprehensive school counseling program development and implementation as well as the mission and School-Wide Learning Expectations for ASB. School counselors assist students to achieve their highest potential academically, socially, and emotionally. The school counselor serves as a liaison between administrators, teachers, and parents to help all children reach their full potential. The school counselor collaborates with staff and parents to help students achieve the desired competencies and to provide students with the knowledge and skills appropriate for their developmental level. Counselors facilitate classroom guidance lessons, conflict mediation, small support groups, parent education, and personal safety classes. A school counselor also provides individual and group counseling, consultation with teachers, specialists and parents, crisis support, classroom observations, support with camps and retreats, and referrals to outside professional services as needed. At ASB, I will also serve as a member of the Student Support Team at ASB.
To accomplish these tasks, on any given day, you may see me outside supervising students, teaching a classroom guidance lesson, having lunch with a small group, working one-on-one with a student in the classroom, on the phone consulting with outside agencies, collaborating with other teachers or educators, or meeting with a parent to discuss concerns. Please feel free to contact me by stopping in to ASB, sending me an email, or giving me a call. I am also available to meet with parents and/or students before and after school any day of the week. I look forward to meeting you!