• Welcome to Jeff Albin’s Primary School Counseling Website! 

     

    I am the school counselor for Goldendale Primary School. I have the joy of working with students through whole class team building, small group counseling, and individual counseling.  I also collaborate with school staff, parents and community partners. With my experience in mental health, mindfulness, family systems and adventure based counseling, I bring some different perspectives to school counseling

  • Special Notice


    During the current shutdown, I will be working from home and contacting parents and students frequently.  I will be checking my email jeff.albin@gsd404.org frequently.

  • Brief Bio

    I have been doing this kind of work for over 34 years.  My background includes working in addictions, family systems, juvenile justice, mental health, wilderness therapy, high ropes course and schools.  I am an LMHC (Licensed Mental Health Counselor) and CDP (Chemical Dependency Professional in the State of Washington.

  • Classroom Team Building Lessons

    Using curriculum rooted initially in Project Adventure  and the work of Laurie Frank Journey Toward the Caring Classroom, I help students bond with each other and their teachers.

     

     

    Small Group Counseling

    I have found yoga and mindfulness to be wonderful tools for small groups.  I am certified in Yoga Calm which is a child-centered yoga program that includes many lessons on social and emotional learning.  I also do friendship groups and anger management.

     

    Individual Counseling

    Some students can benefit from one-on-one counseling regarding academic, social, or emotional challenges.  With my extensive background in mental health, I can recognize when a child needs to be referred to outside resources or if my Brief Solution Model will fit their needs.