School Counseling Team 2020-2021

Kristen Gowing (1, 3, and 5):
Suzanna Erlichman (K, 2, and 4):
Katie Choi (Wednesdays):
PWCS Office of Student Services:

School Counseling Plan for Virtual Learning

Check out our Canvas page for our virtual School Counseling Office! Each classroom home page has a School Counseling button located at the bottom of the page or you can click the Counseling button on the Encore Page.

How to Stay Connected With Your School Counselor

School Counselors are available to provide consultation and connecting parents/students to external resources. Parents/Guardians must consent to any audio/visual communication with the School Counselor. 

Limits of Confidentiality 

PWCS school counselors recognize that students and parents or guardians have a right to know the limits of confidentiality. Please see PWCS Regulation 651-2 regarding information on the confidentiality of student-disclosed information.


PWCS cares deeply about students’ emotional well-being during their time away from school.  If a student is in need of emotional support during this time, please feel free to send an e-mail to  A school mental health or health professional will answer and offer virtual support to students to the best of their ability.  This e-mail is not to be used for emergency situations as it will not be monitored 24 hours a day.  If a student is ever in an emergency situation he/she is encouraged to call 911 or utilize one of the resources listed below:


Emergency Resources:

ACTS Helpline                                               703.368.4141

1.800.SUICIDE (24-hour hotline)               1.800.784.2433

Crisis Text Hotline (24-hour hotline)         741741   

PWC Child Protective Services Hotline     703.792.4200

PWC Community Services Board               703.792.7800