Counseling Services Overview

  • Hello Parents/Guardians,

    I am your Austin’s School Counselor, and I am available to assist you with your needs.  You can contact me at any preferred method-email or phone.


    Hola padres / tutores,

    Soy su consejero escolar de Austin y estoy disponible para ayudarlo con sus necesidades. Puede ponerse en contacto conmigo en cualquier método preferido: correo electrónico o teléfono.

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  • Vision Statement

    The Austin Environmental Science Academy Counseling program will empower all students to reach their maximum potential by using a comprehensive program that addresses academic, personal/social, and career goals.

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  • Mission Statement

    The mission of the School Counseling Program at Austin Environmental Science Academy is to provide a supportive environment for instruction by working cooperatively with stakeholders to promote academic, social and career development.

    The professional school counselor will provide this support through individual, group, and classroom lessons while collaborating with the resources available to ensure student growth in a diverse and competitive society.

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  • Contact the Counselor


    If you need to talk to your counselor, please complete the Check-in with the counselor form, and Mrs. Richards will get back with you as soon as possible. If you would rather talk via phone, send an email with your phone number; or if you feel more comfortable communicating through email - that's an option too:



    If you'd like to refer your child to talk to the counselor, please complete the Individual Counseling Appointment for Student form, and Mrs. Richards will get back with you as soon as possible. You can call her directly at 972-343-4620.


    I am excited to support your success this year!  Please check in and let me know how you're doing!


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  • Programs & Services

    Individual Counseling: Provide a supportive and confidential environment for students to work toward personal, social, and academic growth.

    Group Counseling: Group sessions are now being offered to students, which may include Divorce, Grief, and Study Skills.

    Guidance Lessons: Classroom Guidance lessons include: Anti-Bullying, Careers, Drug & Tobacco Awareness, Self-Awareness, Appropriate Behavior, and other important topics.

    Mediation/Conflict Resolution: Provide a safe and supportive atmosphere for students to communicate feelings and differences in order to resolve conflict in a peaceful manner.

    Transitional Support: Assist in orienting students as they move from daycare to elementary school as well as from elementary school to the middle school.

    Parent/Teacher Support: Consult with parents and teachers to develop appropriate academic and social supports needed for students' personal and academic success.

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  • Resources

    City of Grand Prairie
    Dallas County
    GP Police Department

    Texas Workforce Commission


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