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Counselor Page

Hello, my name is Courtney Lawson and I am continuing my journey as a school counselor helping all students with issues that may be affecting their academics and personal/social interactions.


I graduated from the University of Montana with a M.A. in Counseling Education with the emphasis in School Counseling. I began my career in Missoula, MT, working at DeSmet Elementary (k-8th). There I was able to work with students through individual, group, and classroom social/emotional lessons. Following my time in Missoula, MT, my family and I moved to Colorado Springs, CO. Here I had the chance to work at Rampart High School as a 504 and grade level counselor for the duration of four years. In addition to working at Rampart, I also earned my Licensed Professional Counselor designation through the State of Colorado. My family had the opportunity to move closer to home (Missoula, MT), which brought us to the area.  I am now going into my ninth year as a school counselor at Liberty Lake Elementary, where I am able to help with:


  • Promoting positive attitudes among students towards self, family, peers, and community.
  • Assisting students in learning how school performance relates to future opportunities.
  • Helping school staff teach skills such as decision-making, resolving conflicts, and respecting others.
  • Working with students, parents, and school staff to identify learning needs and to design interventions to enhance student success.
  • Helping students to recognize and make the best of their abilities.
  • Providing support during a personal crisis. 
  • Working with students on attendance issues.
  • Coordinating referrals to outside agencies.
  • Helping to create a safe and positive learning experience. 



  • Making friends
  • Self esteem
  • Getting along with others
  • Parents' divorce
  • Being a "new kid"
  • Being a good sport
  • Bullying
  • Learning and responsibility
  • Death and dying
  • Moving away
  • Being honest
  • Organization skills
  • Drug and alcohol abuse
  • Middle/High School, College/Career Readiness




Outside the counseling office located in the 3rd grade hallway, there are self-referral forms that students can fill out and leave in the blue mailbox that hangs outside the door. Once a slip is received, they are added to a list of check-ins. Students are pulled during recess, lunch time, as well as during class. Teachers are consulted to try and minimize check-ins during direct instruction. Students may also meet with the counselor if their parent/guardian, teacher, or administrative staff refer them. If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to email, [email protected] or call me at 558-4319.



Additional Resources:


Essential Community Services: 211

24/7 Regional Crisis Line: 509-838-4428 or 1-877-266-1818

NAMI Helpline: 1-800-950-NAMI (6264) or text "NAMI" to 741741

National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline: 988 or

Teen Text (Substance Abuse & Mental Health Support): 1-844-814-8336

Deaf or Hard of Hearing: 1-800-799-4899

Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-422-4453

Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-4673

Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233