Mental Health and Counseling

Creating a Safe Place for Students to Seek Support

As counselors, we create a safe place for students to seek support by providing individual, group and classroom guidance to all students in the academic, career, and personal/social domains to foster independence that will further their achievement in all areas.

At each grade level we will be focusing on:

6th grade- At Aurora Hills, 6th graders develop a wide range of coping strategies designed to manage big emotions and reframe unhelpful thoughts. 6th graders will cultivate skills necessary to form healthy relationships, resolve conflict peacefully, and take the perspective of others. Staff and students work collaboratively to develop these essential social-emotional skills and build a strong sense of community within the classroom.

7th grade- In 7th grade students utilize the growth mindset and set goals around social emotional learning and academic achievement. In addition, Aurora Hills students recognize signs of bullying and harassment, the impact it has on the school and students' responsibilities to create a harassment free environment. Seventh graders also learn about how thoughts and emotions affect decisions in the context of managing relationships and social conflict.

8th grade-8th grade students at Aurora Hills will continue learning how to use a growth mindset to become resilient individuals and understand how internal and external factors influence their mental and emotional health. Students will learn self-management skills to help them better manage stress, develop positive relationships, and expand effective ways of conflict resolution. By the end of 8th grade, students will have gained knowledge in the importance of values, perspective-taking, and communication to prepare them for academic success in high school and beyond.

Parents and students, if you would like to get in touch with a counselor, please click on the image of the counselor with whom you'd like to meet and complete the contact form on his or her page. He or she will get back with you within 24-48 hours to schedule an appointment. We are also a resource for community and mental health services outside of school counseling.

Please note that if there is a crisis or you need immediate assistance after 4pm, please contact the Colorado Crisis Services at 1-844-493-TALK or 1-844-493-8255 or go to the nearest Emergency Room.



Services for parents and students

Individual and Small Group School Counseling
Classroom Activities/Guidance Curriculum
Support in transitions

Consultation and Collaboration
Resource Referrals


Support for academic success

The counseling team helps support students in their academic development and success in all curriculum areas.

AHMS Curriculum


Preparing for the future

We work with students on their postsecondary academic and career development. Each student begins their Individual Career and Academic Plan (ICAP) in 6th grade and continues developing their plan through high school.

Learn About the ICAP Program


Developing life skills

We work with students to develop life skills that will help lead to success in current and future endeavors. Personal and social development of students happens in a number of ways including: individual school counseling, small group school counseling, and guidance curriculum lessons.