Welcome to Parkside's School
Counseling Corner!

PWCS cares deeply about student's emotional well-being. If a student is in need of emotional support, please feel free to send an e-mail to studentsupportservices@pwcs.edu.  A school mental health or health professional will answer and offer virtual support to students to the best of their ability.  This e-mail is not to be used for emergency situations as it will not be monitored 24 hours a day.  If a student is ever in an emergency situation he/she is encouraged to call 911 or utilize one of the resources listed below:

Emergency Resources:
ACTS Helpline:  703-368-4141
1-800-SUICIDE (24-hour hotline) 1-800-784-2433
Crisis Text Hotline (24-hour hotline) 741741
PWC Child Protective Services Hotline:  703-792-4200
PWC Community Services Board:  703-792-7800

Ms. Young, Director of School Counseling youngce@pwcs.edu
Ms. Barbour, A-C  barboujn@pwcs.edu
Mr. Gorham, D-H  gorhamcd@pwcs.edu
Ms. Maureen Andrada, I-M, andradmf@pwcs.edu

Ms. Mikayla Crewes, N-R  hagermd@pwcs.edu
Ms. Shannon DiMisa, S-Z  dimisasl@pwcs.edu
 Ms. Ashley Amaro, Registrar  amaroap@pwcs.edu
Mrs. Sayra Dominguez, Parent Liaison  domingsc@pwcs.edu

Every student has been invited to the PKMS School Counseling Page. Please make sure they have accepted their invitation as all information may be able to be accessed there. 
How to Request to see the counselor?
Students- Students can submit a request to see their counselor through the PKMS School Counseling Canvas page. They click on their counselor's icon at the top of the page which will link them to a form to complete. Counselors will attempt to see students within 2 school days.

Parents - If you would like a school counselor to meet with your child or you would like to speak with a school counselor, please send your student's school counselor an email and we will reach out.

Counselors are happy to help facilitate Parent Teacher Conferences as we all are advocates for your student. If you would like to meet with your student's team of (core) teachers, please complete the form below and your student's counselor will follow up. If you want to talk to one teacher please reach out directly to that teacher.
Parent-Teacher Conference: Parent Request Form

New to the area?  Please refer to the following page for information on how to register your student(s):


Community Resources

If you are someone you know is is need of mental health support, regardless if it is related to COVID-19 or not, below is a link that will provide you a list of private providers.  You can also search this list by insurance.  


Opt-Out Form for Counseling Services
If you do not want your child to receive counseling services or to speak with the school counselor, please complete the opt-out form here and return to the Counseling Office.

Parents/Guardians please note that opt-out forms do not transfer to another school and that parental/legal permission is not required for personal/social counseling and/or crisis intervention that is needed to maintain order, discipline, or a productive learning environment.