Welcome to Mrs. Birnbaum's Counseling Page
My name is Lisa Birnbaum. This is my 18th year at Hellgate Elementary School. I am a Class 6 Certified School Counselor and School Psychologist. I have held a variety of roles during my time at HES. Currently I am the School Counselor in Bldg 1. I am also the TAG (talented & gifted) Coordinator for the district. My focus as a School Counselor is clear & consistent........to advocate for ALL children and foster their success at school.
The Counseling Program at HESD #4 is designed to be developmental and preventative; I visit classrooms twice a month to deliver lessons on social emotional skills (solving problems, regulating emotions), academic success (goal setting, academic skills) and career development (career exploration).
I also meet with students in small groups for a variety of topics-- skill building, social thinking, family change, friendship groups, and more.
Students can also meet with me individually as needed.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions and/or concerns you may have about your child's academic or social/emotional/behavioral functioning.
Lisa Birnbaum Ed.S
(406) 549-6109 ext. 4055
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