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Mission: 
Bellingham Public Schools counselors provide developmentally appropriate education and support to meet the academic, personal, social and future planning needs of all students. We empower students to be self-aware, resilient individuals, who can overcome challenges, build healthy relationships and thrive in our global community. (Bellingham Public Schools Procedure 2140P Instruction, 2014)

Who we are:

School Counselor: Brian Gilmore

Brian Gilmore

 

District Mental Health Specialist Team: Chris Cochran, Laura Burke and Anna Rittmueller

What we do: 
We use multi-tiered system of supports to help our students in good decision-making, friendship skills and social emotional learning. School counselors do a combination of class lessons, schoolwide programming, small groups and individual student support.

We partner with community organizations including the Whatcom Health Department (PSA’s), Our Treehouse, Whatcom Family Community Network, Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center, DVSAS, Compass, Sea Mar, UnityCareNW and Brigid Collins.

Finding mental health services: This is a search filtered for participating Whatcom County providers: Find the Best Psychologists and Therapists in Whatcom County – Psychology Today 

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