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Counseling

Issaquah schools provide comprehensive guidance and school counseling services in each building. All students have access to and the right to participate in these programs, which focus on academic, career, and social/emotional development to enhance the learning process, provide access to education, and support student readiness and success. Our school counseling teams plan and implement their programs with consideration for  student, family, school, and community members, and can help to connect students and families to resources and supports in our schools and community. Our ultimate goal is to help students obtain the knowledge, skills and attitudes that lead to academic, career, and personal success.

Experiencing a crisis?

Please contact one of the following helplines: 

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 988 or 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • King County local 24/7 Crisis Line (suicide, mental health, substance use): 866-427-4747
    (866-4CRISIS)
  • Crisis Text Line: text “Heal” to 741-741
  • Trevor Project (specifically for the LGBTQ+ community): 1-866-488-7386

How to see your Counselor

Students:

If you would like to speak with your counselor, you are welcome to come down to the Counseling Office. We do allow drop-in visits if we are available, and if we are unavailable you can fill out a Student Self-Referral Form, including the reason for your visit, which you will give to Mrs. Nonis. If you are concerned about your safety, or the safety of someone else, please  let Mrs. Nonis or another staff member in the main office know that it is an emergency. For less urgent requests, we will get you an appointment as soon as possible, but please understand that it may take a day or two. 

Caregivers:

If you would like to speak with your student's counselor, you can reach us by emailing or calling us directly to speak and/or set up a meeting. Please keep in mind that we are often meeting with students and supporting around the school throughout the day, and may not be immediately available. Please do not come by unless you have scheduled a meeting with a counselor. 

Resources

Access Care Solace Services

  • 24/7/365 multilingual support – A multilingual team is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to help you understand options, call providers on your behalf, and schedule an appointment
  • Care regardless of insurance – Connect to care with any coverage including Medicaid, Medicare, and sliding scale options for those without insurance.
  • Easy access to care – Use Care Match, the self-serve website, to find a provider or services on your own.
  • Call 888-515-0595 at any time. 
  • Search anonymously to get matched with an extensive list of care providers. Visit www.caresolace.com/issaquah and either search on your own OR click “Book Appointment” for assistance by video chat, email, or phone.

Access Care Solace Services

If you have a life-threatening emergency, please call 911 or The Suicide and Crisis Lifeline at 988. Care Solace is NOT an emergency response service or mental health service provider.

Bradley Grow

Counselor - Alpha (A-K)

Tim Hemker

School Counselor - Alpha (L-Z)

hemkert@issaquah.wednet.edu

School: 425-837-6713

Lida Michelle Nonis

Registrar - Middle School

Jennifer Cruze

School Based Mental Health Counselor

cruzej@issaquah.wednet.edu

School: 425-837-6762

Cristina Jaramillo

School Psychologist