School Counselor is Brizet Morales

The Role of the School Counselor

  • School counselors are certified/licensed educators who improve student success for ALL students by implementing a comprehensive school counseling program (ASCA, 2023).

    As the school counselor at Ritchen Elementary, I manage and deliver a data-driven, developmentally appropriate, and research-based comprehensive school counseling program that supports ALL students' academic, social, emotional, and college/career development. 

    Some of the services I provide are: 

    • school counseling classroom lessons
    • short term individual counseling
    • small group counseling
    • referrals to community agencies for mental health and substance abuse resources
    • collaboration with families/teachers/administrators/staff/community agencies for student success
    • advocacy for students at student-focused & student progress meetings
    • responsive services
    • restorative justice circles
    • community circles
    • crisis response
    • data analysis to identify student issues, needs, and challenges
    • meeting with students who are referred by their teacher, parent, staff member, or who self-refer for school counseling
    • school wide events to promote students' well-being and success
    • Wellness Wednesday activities

    It is important to know that the school counselor is not a therapist, and does not provide therapy.

    If you would like to contact me regarding your child, please email me at or you can send me a message through Parent Square. If you need to report bullying, please submit the report via WeTip. In case of an emergency, please call 911.