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Counseling Homepage

  • Welcome to the Prairie View Middle School mental health page. Here you can find information about what services are offered by the school counseling department.  There is also a Counseling Resources page with links (on the left) to a number of resources.

    What does a school counselor do?

    School counselors make a measurable impact in every student’s life, assisting with academic, career and personal/social development. Professional school counselors are trained in both educating and counseling, allowing them to function as a facilitator between parents, teachers and the student in matters concerning the student’s goals, abilities and any areas needing improvement. School counselors provide services not only to students in need, but to all students. (

    Click here to learn more about the role of a school counselor.  Also, visit this page from the American School Counselor Association website for more information about the role of the middle school counselor specifically.

Mental Health Team

Name Position Email Phone Page
Nadia Benyamin School Psychologist 720-685-5477 View
Melissa Nelson 8th Grade Counselor, 7th Grade Counselor (M-Z), WEB Sponsor 720-685-5400 View
Catie Riessen 6th Grade Counselor, 7th Grade Counselor (A-N), WEB Sponsor, Student Council Sponsor 720-685-5400 View
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