Welcome to the Counselor's Page
I work with students and the adults in their lives to help them overcome any issues that are compromising their success at school. I believe that in order to be successful in academics, students need to have good social/emotional health and that addressing any concerns early increases success in all areas of life. I help students with a diverse range of issues including friendship, social skills, worry/anxiety, grief, ADHD, organization skills, emotional regulation, anger, and life changes such as parent divorce, a move, or other adjustments. I mainly work with students individually but at times have groups such as a friendship group or grief group to address the current needs of students.
I enjoy teaching students about their brains and the connection between their mind and body. I believe that knowledge is power and that the more students know about themselves, the more control they can have over their actions and feelings. I also feel strongly about helping students understand the importance of relationships and how their actions impact others in a larger social context and how they can use their God-given abilities to make their world a kinder, healthier place for themselves and others.
I am available to consult with teachers and parents about concerns they have and to help provide ideas for classroom and home success. I am usually at the school only on Thursdays but also check voicemail and email regularly throughout the week and can be available at the school at other times when needed.
Jamie L. Rieser, MS
SAE School-Based Counselor
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist