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Amberlyne Malecki

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Sierra Vista Counseling Department Mission Statement

The mission for Sierra Vista Elementary School's Counseling Program is to provide all students the equal opportunity to gain a social/emotional education and understanding.  This is achievable with the elements of a comprehensive counseling program that provides curriculum that engages in academic, personal/social and career development. 

Meet the Counselor

I am a native to New Mexico.  I was born and raised in Albuquerque, NM.  My passion has always been to work with children, but I did not know in what capacity and how I was going to achieve this.  When I graduated from the University of New Mexico with my B.A. in Psychology, I had a major decision on what I wanted to do with my life.  With lots of help and encouragement, I decided that I wanted to work with children as a counselor.  With that being said, I then went to graduate school at the University of New Mexico to obtain my M.A. in Counseling.  I hold my clinical license, LMHC and I am also a licensed school counselor.  I love working as a school counselor, it is my heart and soul.  Every student that I see throughout the day touches my life in some way and I learn so much from each and every one of them.

Counseling Services:

Elementary School Counselors provide a comprehensive curriculum which is delivered school-wide.  The School Counseling Program at Sierra Vista is designed to meet the needs of all students.  Topics may include: friendship skills, listening, recognizing & responding to bullying, emotion management, conflict resolution, test-taking, interpersonal recognition, etc.  Comprehensive Guidance Lessons as mentioned above are broken down by grade level.  Fall Semester includes 3rd-5th grade and Spring Semester includes K-2nd grade.  Each grade level has a minimum of 3 lessons throughout the school year. 

 

Small group counseling opportunities are offered throughout the year. The groups help students remove the barriers to their school success, they support and enhance students’ development of social skills and support and promote students’ educational achievement. Groups typically will include 5-7 students gathering for 4+ sessions in the Counseling office at a time which is agreed upon with the classroom teachers.  The group session format utilizes a variety of modalities which can include play, books, art, videos, discussion and experiential education.  They are designed to be preventative and developmental.  Being a part of a group is an excellent way for student to learn new skills, develop self-confidence, become more aware of how others see them, practice new behaviors, and better understand how to deal with the many situations life presents. 


School Counselors also provide indirect services as a means to support student achievement.  Sierra Vista's counselor interact with parents, teachers, administrators, school staff and community stakeholders to create a safe, caring environment and promote student success.  Indirect services are delivered through referrals, consultation, and collaboration.

Helpful Websites and Phone Numbers:

NM Crisis and Access Line
www.nmcrisisline.com 
 

1-855-NMCRISIS
1-855-662-7474

 

Provides timely, effective assessment and intervention to people in times of crisis, and ensure continuous, quality access to professional behavioral health and wellness service

 

Alb. Safe Schools
http://www.abqsafeschools.org
 
Provides information and resources for parents, students and the community on dealing with bullying, suicide preventions and youth violence prevention.

 

Suicide Prevention Hotline
http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org
1-800-273-TALK (8255)
 
Free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.  Connect to a skilled, trained Counselor anytime 24/7.