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School Counseling Services

School Counseling Services

Need immediate help?
If you need to reach someone immediately for crisis support for your child and it is after-school hours or you do not get an immediate response from school staff, please call one of the numbers below.

Community Based Crisis Supports:

  • Region Ten Emergency Services: 434-972-1800 (24 hr)
  • National Suicide Hotline: (24 hr) 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • Region 1 Mobile Crisis Line: 1-800-970-5897 (M-F 12-7:30pm)
  • Ready Kids: (24 hour hotline) 434-972-7233
  • Crisis Hotline for Teens: (24 hr) Text HOME to 741741
  • LGBQT+ Youth Support Line/Side by Side: 1-888-644-4390  (Ages 14-20)
  • Immediate crisis, call 911 or go to the hospital

Need school counseling or community?

illustration of heart and handOur teachers are providing regular instruction in social-emotional learning and will work to build a strong classroom community. In addition, Student Services staff has counselors, social workers, student support liaisons, and psychologists available to meet the needs of students and families. Please contact your counselor by calling your school or completing this form. School counselors may also have their own forms or scheduling systems; see school counseling pages, below.

To learn more about school counseling and related topics, scroll down.


School Counselors

School Counselors Phone EMAIL
Burnley Moran Rebecca Baber 245-2413
Clark Najwa Welch 245-2414
Greenbrier Katherine Sublett 245-2415
Jackson-Via Kristin Ullrich 245-2416
Johnson Allison Pillow 245-2417
Venable Malikkah Redden 245-2418
Walker Elizabeth Dinwiddie
John Kronstain
Buford Joshua Epps
William Ullrich
Charlottesville High School Shamika Terrell
Hannah Dowdy
Nikki Eubanks
Brianna Hill
Melanie Key
David Wilkerson
Lugo-McGinness Academy (LMA) Emily Pietruszyski 245-2977

Student Support Liaisons

Student Support Liaisons work to engage both students and families to address and remove barriers that impact chronic absenteeism. Collaboration with school social workers, school counselors, teachers, administrators and community providers allows for a positive approach to addressing student and family concerns and increases engagement with school.

Student Support Liaisons by school:

Walker and Buford Schools
Jessica Carter

Leigh Mazzone

Other Student Supports


Mental Wellness Facilitator

Jodie Murphy
1400 Melbourne Road
Charlottesville, VA 22901

More about Counseling Services and Related Topics

Counseling services are provided from primary to secondary educational settings. School counselors work in three areas: educational, personal/social, and career. The educational focus involves the knowledge of academic abilities and educational needs and interests. The personal/social involves the development of an awareness of self and others. The career domain involves the understanding of present and future life roles. These objectives are implemented through developmentally appropriate activities ranging from classroom activities; group counseling; school-wide mental health programs; individual counseling; consultation with parents/guardians, and school personnel; and coordination with community agencies. To learn more about the counseling program or materials used — or to limit your child’s participation in counseling programs, see your school counselor or contact Patrick Farrell (see contact information, below).

Related to School Counselors

Other resources include:

To Learn More

Patrick Farrell
Intervention and Support Supervisor
1400 Melbourne Rd (Central Office Annex at Charlottesville High School)
Charlottesville, VA 22903
(434) 245-2666