Counseling at Bloomfield Elementary School
Let’s Succeed Together
Welcome to Bloomfield Elementary School. This site provides an overview of services provided to students and families. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions, concerns or ideas about your child and his or her social, emotional or academic wellbeing,
If you are looking for information not provided on this website, please reach out to me.
Looking forward to working with you,
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Take a look at the different services offered to students and families. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me and we can brainstorm strategies and options to meet your needs.
An Individualized Approach
Students have the opportunity to check in with me on an individual basis. How can this be requested? By teacher, parent or student themselves. Individual check-ins are provided for a short period of time to help students work through transitions or help them process changes occurring in their lives.
Small Group Counseling
We Learn Together
A variety of small groups are offered to students who may benefit from spending some extra time developing academic, social, or emotional skills along with their peers, and to students who are coping with similar life situations. Groups can have anywhere from 3-4 members and usually meet once a week for a period of 6 to 8 weeks.
Learning And Working As A Community
Classrooms receive guidance throughout the year. Lessons last typically 30 minutes and can cover topics such as problem solving skills, mindfulness and essential life skills.
Improving Mental Health
Clinical counseling is provided by third party professionals. Bloomfield provides a space at school for these services to overcome barriers such as transportation. If you feel this is something your child is in need of, please contact me directly. Spots fill up quickly.
Meet the counselor
Meet Mrs. Mattens-Nichols
Hi everyone, I am so excited to meet you. Most students just call me Mrs. M.
I am at Bloomfield 5 days a week and get the opportunity to work with all students and staff. We have an amazing team at Bloomfield. I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), and obtained my masters degree from University of Maine, Orono in 2013. I have provided mental health counseling to families, children aged 5-18 and adults in office, school and home setting. I joined MSAD 54 in August of 2015.
I am a member of the PBIS Team at Bloomfield and MSAD 54 Crisis Team.
At Bloomfield we work hard on having a growth mindset.
Belive you can and you are halfway there.
The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem.
I am always doing what I cannot do yet. In order to learn how to do it.