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Military & Family Life Counselors

To better address the needs of active duty and recently separated military families and students, our District has four Military and Family Life Counselors (MFLCs) to provide school-based services.   MFLCs provide short-term, non-medical problem solving counseling and support to assist children and youth, parents, family members and school staff.  With the exception of duty to warn, these services are strictly confidential and are not affiliated with any one branch of military service.

Parents will need to sign and return this MFLC Consent Form for students to opt in or out of MFLC services.  The consent form can be returned directly to your child's school office or counseling center. 

Common topics addressed include:

  • School Adjustment
  • Deployment and separation
  • Reunion adjustment 
  • Sibling and parent-child communication
  • Behavioral concerns
  • Fear, grief and loss
  • Daily life issues
  • Outreach to parents

Chloe Clark Elementary (during the school year):
Kelsey Halpern, LICSW - (253) 310-1452

Saltar's Point Elementary (during the school year):
Shannon Renich, LMFT - (253) 357-3405

Steilacoom High School (during the school year):
Molly Grogan, LICSW - (253) 363-5600

Pioneer Middle School (during the school year):
Kim Butler, LMHC - (571) 456-2226

Consultation services are available at Cherrydale Primary School.