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Whitman MS Counseling Center

Welcome Wildcats! We are all here to help students and families navigate Middle School.

Announcements

Welcome Mackenzie Fee, MSW

School Social Worker Mackenzie Fee

Your School Social Worker! Mackenzie Fee, MSW
206-252-1217, mcfee@seattleschools.org 

Our school social worker is located in room 100, right across from the main office. The social work office offers a bright and welcoming safe space easily accessible to students throughout their day.

She will be helping connect students and families to mental health and community resources and helping remove any barriers to learning. Students can utilize her throughout the day for any social or emotional support. You can request any services by email or just stopping by!

SBIRT Program

Whitman Middle School will be administering the Check Yourself screener to grades 7 & 8 students as a component of the Seattle Public Schools SBIRT program. SBIRT is the “Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment” initiative sponsored by SPS and King County. The SBIRT prevention initiative aims to reduce adolescent substance use, promote mental health, and connect students with the resources needed to thrive. Students may also receive follow up surveys during SBIRT program participation. Screenings will occur thru advisories and will begin in Nov 2022. 

Whitman’s SBIRT contact is Kerri Anderson at 206-252-1209 or kjanderson@seattleschools.org. Participation is voluntary and families/students may opt out. Learn more details on the WMS SBIRT Featured News.


What does the Counseling Team do for Students?

In a Nutshell, counselors are here to support students and their academic, social, and emotional growth.

Supports include:

  • Provide tools/resources for students’ mental and emotional health
  • Provide emotional support for students
  • Help students navigate their social role at Whitman
  • Help students plan and prepare for High School and beyond
  • Create and manage 504 plans for students with disabilities
  • Schoolwide prevention activities and Social and Emotional classroom lessons

How does the Counseling Team Support Families?

  • Communicate with families via email, phone, chat, and Teams
  • Help obtain supports for food, school supplies, clothing, and other basic needs
  • Provide resources to families on how to manage stress, cope with remote learning, and other challenges
  • Assist with technology support
  • Collaborate with the PTSA to create learning opportunities for families regarding mental health, alcohol, drugs, and other issues pertinent to middle school life

Counseling Center Resources


Mental Health and Violence Prevention Support

If you, your student, or someone your student cares about is struggling with mental health, substance abuse, or suicidal ideation, in addition to our counselors there are resources available.

  • YMCA Violence Prevention Program
  • NAMI Crisis Line
    • Text NAMI to 741-741. Connect with a trained crisis counselor to receive free, 24/7 crisis support via text message
    • NAMI Helpline: Volunteers answer questions, offer support and provide practical next steps. Chat, call or email info@nami.org or call 1-800-950-6264