School Counseling Ms Kristen Vlattas

School Counseling, Ms. Kristen Vlattas
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(757) 833-2110



Who is your school counselor??


I received my undergraduate degree from Virginia Tech and my Master’s Degree in School Counseling from The College of William and Mary. I am  dedicated to helping students reach their personal best. I work with students in groups and individually to help them develop academic skills, social and personal skills, and begin to explore future and career options. I also work with parents and other school staff to help create the best educational environment for students.


My mission:


I strive to provide a comprehensive school counseling program for all students at Grafton Bethel and to help students become positive and productive citizens in our community.   


Student needs are addressed with the following services:


Classroom Guidance Lessons– Throughout the school year, I will be teaching classroom  lessons to students in grades K-5. Students will learn about many important topics including:


  • Bullying and peer pressure
  • Conflict Resolution skills
  • Developing positive character traits
  • Decision-making and problem-solving
  • Career exploration
  • Test-taking strategies and study skills


Group Counseling – Students may participate in small group counseling upon parent or teacher request. Group counseling topics may include:


  • Military Deployment
  • Friendship and Social Skills
  • Study Skills
  • Family Changes
  • Controlling Anger
  • Self-Esteem


Individual Counseling – Students may speak with the counselor individually through parent referral, teacher referral, or self-referral.
A student may talk with the school counselor about:


  • Academic concerns
  • Family changes or concerns
  • Peer Relationships and Friends
  • Decision-making


Family Life Education -The counselor will teach family life to students in Grades K-3. Teachers teach family life to students in Grades 4 and 5.


Gifted Program Contact – The counselor also serves as the Gifted Education contact.  Please contact me with questions about the Extend Program.


Referrals – If you are in need of assistance, the school counselor can help by locating community resources.


I look forward to working with Grafton Bethel students and families!