• Counseling

    Please Visit our School Counseling Site here : https://sites.google.com/lcps.org/discoveryschoolcounseling/home


     October is Bullying Prevention Month!

    Dear Discovery Family,

    October is Bullying Prevention Month, and the Discovery Counseling Team is hosting virtual spirit days to encourage schools, communities, and organizations to work together to stop bullying and cyberbullying. Together we can put an end to hatred and racism by increasing awareness of the prevalence and impact of all forms of bullying on children and adults.

    School Counselors will be in classrooms teaching lessons regarding bullying prevention and intervention this entire month. Along with lessons, we have created virtual spirit days which we would love for you to participate in. Please join us in our school-wide effort to stand up, together, in order to overcome bullying!

    Upcoming Events


    Tuesday, October 6, 2020- Discovery Celebrates World Bullying Prevention Day- Wear blue! This day is celebrated on October 5th, but because we are asynchronous that day, we will celebrate on Tuesday, October 6th.

    Character Counts Spirit Week: October 19-23, 2020. See Spirit Day themes below:

    Monday, October 19, 2020: “We will not rest until bullying is stopped!”- Wear your PJ’s

    Tuesday, October 20, 2020: "Discovery Elementary is "Crazy," about character! "-Wear crazy socks and make your hair style crazy 😊

    Wednesday, October 21, 2020: "National Unity Day"- Unite against bullies- Wear orange

    Thursday, October 23, 2020: "Team up against bullies"- Wear your favorite team’s jersey

    Friday, October 24, 2020: "Discover your Character"- Wear your Discovery Spirit Wear





    Welcome to the Counselor's Corner 

    The School Counselors at Discovery Elementary are super excited to work will all of our students and families during the 2020-2021 school year! Through the development of a comprehensive school counseling program, counselors deliver classroom lessons, conduct small counseling groups and provide individual counseling sessions that best support the social/emotional and academic needs of all students. Please see below for more detailed information in regards to our services. If you have any additional questions, comments or concerns, please feel free to contact us! We are happy to help in any way we can!

     Classroom Counseling Lessons

     Classroom counseling lessons are provided bi-weekly to all classrooms at Discovery Elementary. Our lessons cover a wide-range of topics to include bullying prevention, social skills, conflict resolution, decision-making, setting SMART goals, school success and career exploration. Our lessons follow a pacing guide that has been developed by the Loudoun County Public Schools Office of School Counseling Services.

     Individual and Small Group Counseling

     School counselors provide counseling sessions in individual or small-group settings that:

    • help students overcome issues impeding achievement or success
    • help students identify problems, causes, alternatives and possible consequences so they can make decisions and take appropriate action
    • are planned and goal-focused and are short-termed in nature

     School counselors do not provide therapy or long-term counseling in schools to address psychological disorders. However, school counselors are prepared to recognize and respond to student mental health crises and needs. School counselors address those barriers to student success by offering education, prevention and crisis and short-term intervention to include group counseling until the student relates to available community resources. When students require long-term counseling or therapy, school counselors make referrals to appropriate community resources (ASCA, 2019).


    Contact Information

    Please contact us with any questions you may have regarding your child. We look forward meeting and working with you and your child this year!

    Ms. Peterson: Heather.Peterson@lcps.org

    Miss Elsbernd: Madison.Elsbernd@lcps.org





Last Modified on October 1, 2020