Lake Wilderness Counselors

Meet your Lake Wilderness counselors:

Leanne Rollet, M.Ed.
School Counselor
Kindergarten to 2nd grade, and preschool
(425) 413-3523

Cecelia Guyette, M.Ed.
School Counselor
3rd to 5th grade
(425)4 13-3290

Contact us if you have questions or concerns about your child. We support students in many different ways and can help make plans to set them up for success.

Ms. Rollet's Groups (K-2):

  • Emotions Management - Students learn about managing, coping and expressing feelings. These skills can help students deal with anxiety, worries, anger and other difficult feelings they may have due to many different situations. These skills build empathy which many different social skills are built on.
  • Friendship and Social Skills - Helps students understand the skills necessary to make and keep friends, and resolve conflicts. With the younger students, these groups focus on basic social skills needed to be successful with others (listening, using manners, personal space, talk ratio, etc.). Increase awareness of others and self, while developing empathy skills.
  • Skills for Learning - Aims at teaching the skills they need to learn in class (eyes watching, ears listening, etc.). Helps students to learn techniques to stay focused on current task, and to slow down in order to think about the steps to making good choices and thinking about the consequences.

Ms. Guyette's Groups (2-5):

  • Emotions Management: Students engage in a variety of learning activities that build skills in managing uncomfortable emotions such as worry, fear, stress, anger, and sadness.  Essential skills for all people, this group is especially helpful for students who are adjusting to family stressors or changes, coping with loss or who have have difficulty calming themselves.  We focus first on identifying the connection between our feelings and bodies (tight muscles, messed up breathing, stomach ache) and learn strategies to calm the physical response.  Then we spend time learning about how our thoughts can impact our feelings and build cognitive behavior strategies such as using positive self-talk and happy thoughts to exercise control over our emotions. 
  • Friendship:  Students learn tools for building and maintaining healthy friendships. Topics may include joining in, conversation skills, assertiveness, and problem solving tools for addressing behaviors that interfere with positive friendships.
  • Skills for Learning:  This group provides additional instruction and skill practice for the Skills for Learning unit of Second Step taught in the classroom.  Using the fun visual aid of a remote control, we work on focusing attention, listening skills, assertiveness, and using self talk to ignore distractions and control impulsive behaviors (stop and think!) 
  • Why Try:  Using object lessons, this group encourages students to make healthy choices when facing challenges in life and school in order to build freedom, opportunity, and self respect. Social and emotional skills are introduced that promote success as students see the connections between their choices and outcomes and learn that their choices can make a positive difference.

As children use these skills they learn in social skills groups, they learn more in school, increase self-esteem and increase happiness. That means more school success, and that benefits students, teachers and caregivers!

Pawprint expectations image.jpgTo learn more, visit our PBIS website by clicking here. If you'd like to become involved in instilling these qualities into our school culture, please contact us. We would love to have your supportAt Lake Wilderness, we follow the Wildcat Qualities!