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School Counseling and Mental Health in the Issaquah School District

Issaquah schools provide comprehensive guidance and school counseling services in each building. All students have access to and the right to participate in these programs, which focus on academic, career, and social/emotional development to enhance the learning process, provide access to education, and support student readiness and success. Our school counseling teams plan and implement their programs with consideration for  student, family, school, and community members, and can help to connect students and families to resources and supports in our schools and community. Our ultimate goal is to help students obtain the knowledge, skills and attitudes that lead to academic, career, and personal success.

BLMS Counseling Mission Statement

We provide counseling services based on the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) model. Working through an equity lens, our goal is to partner with students, families, staff, and community agencies to provide a comprehensive support system that facilitates and encourages academic success, social-emotional health, and high school and beyond readiness. All students should feel welcome at BLMS and we advocate for every student to have a sense of belonging.

Frequently Asked Questions

Experiencing a crisis?

Please contact one of the following helplines: 

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 988  or 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • King County local 24/7 Crisis Line (suicide, mental health, substance use): 800-621-4636
  • Crisis Text Line: text “Heal” to 741-741
  • Trevor Project (specifically for the LGBTQ+ community): 1-866-488-7386
Picture of Ms. Abajian in front of a tan wall. The photo is a headshot that is zoomed in on her face and above her shoulders.

Rashi Abajian

School Counselor-Alpha A-L

Beaver Lake Middle School

abajianr@issaquah.wednet.edu

425-837-4161

Ms. Kat standing in front of the Puget Sound with a boat in the background. Close up of her head and shows above shoulders.

Kat Antes-Tadros

School Counselor-Alpha M-Z

Beaver Lake Middle School

antestadrosk@issaquah.wednet.edu

425-837-4162

Tasha Feng

School Counseling Intern

Beaver Lake Middle School

FengT@issaquah.wednet.edu

425-837-4142

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Paulomi Girme

School Based Mental Health Counselor

Beaver Lake Middle School

girmep@issaquah.wednet.edu

425-837-4104

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Dana Breeden

Registrar 

Beaver Lake Middle School

breedend@issaquah.wednet.edu

425-837-4160