Counseling Services

  • Beginning May 15, 2020, the current Lakeridge Elementary School Counselor, Julie Mattson, LICSW will also provide services to West Mercer Elementary and current Northwood Elementary School Counselor Laura Falsgraf, MA, LMHC, will also provide services to Island Park Elementary. Both counselors will allocate half (14) of their hours to the two schools who lost their YFS counselors and will have the following schedules: 

    Julie Mattson: Lakeridge and West Mercer

    Monday:          8:00am - 4:00pm

    Tuesday:          8:00am - 4:00pm

    Wednesday:    8:00am - 4:00pm

    Thursday:        8:00am - 12:00pm

    Laura Falsgraf: Northwood and Island Park

    Tuesday:          8:00am - 12:00pm

    Wednesday:    8:00am - 4:00pm

    Thursday:        8:00am - 4:00pm

    Friday:             8:00am - 4:00pm 

    These schedules are subject to change. YFS Counselors will coordinate their availability with school administration to provide coverage on weekdays when the other is off duty.

    Despite these reductions, we want you all to know that we are still here for you and your children. All elementary level students can still access a YFS counselor and we look forward to helping your kids for the remainder of the year.

    There remains much uncertainty about the impact of COVID-19 moving forward.  In August, look for communications from YFS about the status of school counselors support for the 2020/2021 school year. 

    If you have questions or concerns about students, please reach-out by email to Laura at or Julie directly.