Counselor

Our Counselor: Janice Spratte, MA., LPCC. 
896-3378, extension 132

The school counselor is here to help your student with a variety of services.  i am not authorized to do individual counseling on an ongoing basis.  In the event that a student needs more individual counseling, then  a 
 list of community counseling resources will be provided to parents for counseling concerns that we are unable to address within the constraints of the school counseling setting.
Counseling Program:
Guidance Curriculum Classes:
-Respecting others
-Team building skills
-Feelings; how to cope with feelings of anger, jealousy, etc.
-Using hands and feet the right way
-Bully prevention
-How to make and maintain friendships
-The use of “I-messages” (an I-message is a statement of the speaker’s feelings, in response to the behavior of others. The message seeks to identify a problem that the speaker is experiencing, and does not seek to accuse, shame, intimidate or blame the other person. An assertive I-message also expresses what the speaker needs in the future).

Recess Buddies:  At the Moment, Recess Buddies is temporarily closed due to the fact that my office has been moved with  the Construction of our Library.    When I am back in my room, we will continue with Recess Buddies.  Thanks for your patience!  
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Individual Support:
Students may be referred or refer themselves to see me individually for a variety of reasons
-Stress at school or home
-Excessive anger in the classroom
-Friendship issues
-Requests for mediation
-Crisis response

Please let me know if you need anything from me!  I look forward to another year with your wonderful students!
Spratte, Janice Send email to contact
Business: 505-896-3378 ext 132
Email: janice.spratte@rrps.net
 
Community Resources
 
Agora Crisis Center
Agora Crisis Center is a free and confidential help line in partnership with the NM Department of Health and the University of New Mexico. Sometimes it's difficult to talk about certain problems with family and friends. As trained crisis intervention specialists, Agora's volunteers are ready to provide compassionate and unbiased ear for anything a caller wants to discuss.
Children's Grief Center
The Children's Grief Center--offers a Rio Rancho site for families who have been shattered by the death of a loved one from accidents and other circumstances.
Family Workshop Counseling Center
The Family Workshop is a full service mental health counseling group, consisting of 40 Therapists and 3 Psychologists with offices in Albuquerque and Rio Rancho. They work with all ages and all issues, and schedule appointments 8AM-8PM, 7 days a week. With 40 licensed Therapists and 3 Psychologists, they are able to match clients and their needs with the best therapist for them to include expertise, strategy, age and training.
Haven House
Haven House--Services and Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence, 896-4869, Rio Rancho, NM; 24 hour a day helpline, 1-800-526-7157. Haven House provides emergency shelter to women and their children who have had to flee an abusive relationship. A range of support services are offered to the women and children helping them to move toward a violence-free life.
Storehouse West--Food and Children's Clothing
Storehouse West is located at 1030-F Veranda Dr. SE, Rio Rancho, 892-2077. They provide food and children's clothing to needy families. Storehouse West's hours are: Monday and Friday, 9:00 am to 12:00 noon and Wednesday, 12:00 noon-3:00 pm.
Teambuilders (Agave) Counseling
Teambuilders provides many services: behavior management services, psychiatric care, and family or individual counseling.
The Community Lighthouse
The Community Lighthouse provides many counseling services: Individual & Family Counseling, ADHD Assessments, Play Therapy,
Marriage & Couples Counseling, Art Therapy, Parenting & Behavior Management, and
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
The Enhancement Center
The Enhancement Center specializes in anger management, anxiety & depression, and parent-child interactions. Located in Rio Rancho, their phone number is 312-9857.