Social & Emotional Learning .
As school counselors, our desire and mission is to address the spiritual, personal/social, academic, and career needs of every student from a Biblical worldview. Students today face many challenges, pressures, expectations, and may encounter personal challenges such as coping with anxiety, learning struggles, family troubles, or other difficulties. To meet these needs we often work behind the scenes helping our students develop friendships, problem-solve, resolve conflict, and cope with stress or manage transitions. School counseling is intended to be short-term to help students identify problems, causes, coping skills, and develop goals to take appropriate action. If at any time we feel that the student needs more extensive support then is typical for school counseling, we would refer the family to an outside counselor or therapist.
In addition, we are also proactive in providing monthly guidance lessons to all of our students. We work to provide our students with skills and strategies in a preventative approach to better prepare them to cope and manage any challenges they may face. Our aim is to support students, parents, faculty, and staff as we work together to meet their needs and face these challenges. We also aim to encourage a positive school culture, such as facilitating Friendship Month, Kindness Week, and Bullying Prevention Awareness.
Some reasons to contact your child’s school counselor are:
Academic Skills Support
School Adjustment Issues
Coping, Problem-Solving, Decision Making Concerns
Peer Relationships, and Conflict Resolution Problems
Divorce, Separation, and Family Changes
Experiencing Loss, Death and Grief
School-based and Community Resources Information or Referrals
We are here to help please feel free to contact us
Gene Berge, Elementary Counselor
Mr. Gene Berge joined NCA’s staff in 2010. Mr. Berge is a certified school counselor with a Master’s Degree in Guidance and Counseling from City University. Prior to joining NCA, he was the school counselor at Bellevue Christian School for 5 years, and also worked in the public school system. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to NCA. Mr. Berge actively serves in his church and he and his wife have two children, one of whom is an NCA graduate.
Kaylene Williams, Middle School Counselor
Mrs. Kaylene Williams, M.S., CFLE-P, has worked on staff at NCA since 2017. Mrs. Williams s a Certified Family Life Educator, Mental Health First-Aid Responder, and holds a Master’s degree in Family Science from Central Washington University. She is an NCA graduate, and has worked with middle school students for the past several years in a variety of roles which include classroom instruction, relationship education, sexual risk avoidance, and Biblical worldview formation. She has also been involved in the creation of NCA’s Growth and Development Curriculum since it was introduced in 2018. Before working at NCA Kaylene taught graduate and undergraduate courses in relationships and personal development, as well as career exploration and professional skills. One of her favorite roles at NCA has been Assistant Director of the Middle School Musical. She and her husband met through a summer theatre program in 2013 and have a child in the ELC.
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