Kelly Weakland, LPC, School Counselor
Kelly Weakland is a Licensed School Counselor as well as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). She received her Bachelor’s degree in Dance and Psychology from the University of Colorado at Boulder and her Master of Arts in Counseling from Colorado Christian University. She recently finished a post-graduate certificate in School Counseling at Denver Seminary. Kelly currently serves with St. Raphael’s Counseling as a school counselor at Notre Dame Catholic School and St. John Paul the Great Catholic High School. Her role as a school counselor is to help students discover and cultivate their own academic, social, emotional and spiritual strengths so that they can be prepared for high school, college and beyond. She strives to meet the needs of all students, regardless of background, believing every student is a child of God. Kelly enjoys collaborating with principals, teachers, and parents to foster a supportive learning environment where all students can be successful.
Kelly’s “Mental Health Care Tip”: Practice saying no. I know I am not the only person with a “yes” problem. I do not naturally enjoy telling people no, and this is something that is easier said than done for me. However, over the past year I made the intentional decision that I would practice saying no more often. This simple, yet difficult, practice freed me to say yes to what is truly important to me and did wonders for my sanity. Start small and say no to one thing this week and notice how you feel!
The Opportunity to provide Faith-based Counseling Inspires Me because: I believe God works in and through everything, including my work as a school counselor. I know I would not be able to show up to my job day after day and year after year if I did not have God, “for apart from Me you can do nothing” – John 15:5. For this reason, I am so grateful for the opportunity to share and use my faith in my work as a school counselor