School Counselor

Mrs. Katherinne Lehmann

Who am I?

Hello my name is Kathy Lehmann. This will be my first year serving as an independent school counselor at Mater Dei. In July of 2015, I completed my masters degree (MSE) in counseling at Wayne State College in Wayne, Nebraska. I earned my undergraduate degree (BSW) in Social Work from Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa. I am a member of the American School Counselors Association (ASCA) and Iowa School Counseling Association.


Kathy the school counselor...

Kathy the social worker...

Kathy and her family...

Experience in helping to develop student academic, career, and personal/social goals and plans. Knowledge of collaborating with parents, teachers, and administrators.

Exceptional knowledge of providing individual and group counseling. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong ability to interact positively with students and other staff members.

With a keen understanding of physical, mental, and behavioral development, school counselor are trained on issues that children and adolescents experience, whether it's difficulty staying attentive and engaged with schoolwork or experiencing thoughts and feelings of depression or another mental health concern.

Cover Letter

Professional Resume

School Counseling Philosophy

Personal Counseling Statement

Traditional Counseling Approach

My theoretical orientation is person-centered because, above all, I endeavor to build effective and meaningful working alliances. I also use elements of solution-focused therapy, specifically goal setting. My love of books fits nicely with many narrative therapy principles.

Blending Creative Techniques into Practice

What difference does creativity make in therapy, anyway?

A creative therapist has to hold both—the theoretical map and the creative, therapeutic process–and respond accordingly.

School Based Adlerian Art Therapy

Brief-time limited  Here and Now  Nonjudgmental  Safe/ caring environment  Client controlled creativity  Feelings are communicated safely  Ability to focus on future and strengths internally as well as visually

I also often use techniques from cognitive-behavioral therapy such as scaling, re-framing, mindfulness meditation and art techniques to stopping automatic negative thoughts.”

The Zentangle method can improve self-esteem and support individual confidence, creativity and cooperation in team efforts.

See real sample picture of a 7th grade female student using the Zentangle method. Both student and counselor draw tiles concurrently. This paticuliar session focused on making mistakes using the pen and related that into life as a middle school.

Master of Science in Education (MSE) Double Endorsement(PK-6, 7-12) Summer 2015

The Wayne State master’s degree program in counseling is a CACREP-based model (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs) designed to facilitate the development of professional competencies required for the delivery of counseling services within a school, community, or higher education setting. The program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). Dept. Education and Counseling:

Program Requirements

Hand Book

"Today's school counselors are vital members of the education team. They help all students in the areas of academic achievement, personal/social development and career development, ensuring today's students become the productive, well-adjusted adults of tomorrow". -The American School Counseling Association (ASCA).

Individual Counseling

Developing string study skills is the key to achieving academic success in school. Using the Step Up to Better Grades helped one Sacred Heart elementary student learn skills in a fun interactive way with this school counselor. These lessons give an overview of the importance of instilling goo study habits and how they connect school and careers. It is these habits that will carry on throughout a person's life into the world of post-secondary work.

The cognitive, social, physical, and cultural aspects of this student were assessed by using creative drawings and pictures with the help of this school counselor. Parent and teacher inventories were also collected regarding what child thinks about self, others and school, which were also used to gather information. A total of 8 core lessons or habits were taught one-on-one with this student. Student survey indicated that he would recommend this to his friends.

Small Group Counseling

One of our 5th grade students left a note for this counselor, stating that she was very concerned about some things that were going on with the girls in her grade. This brave student shared her concerns with this counselor. These feelings related to isolation, negative self-esteem, selective friendships and name calling.

This girls group was the perfect opportunity to infuse Narrative therapy as a way to connect, relate and educate on issues that this age group often struggles with.

Lesson 1 My Secret Bully- Trudy Ludwig

1. Describe the qualities of a good friend. Read book.

2. Discuss how characters in story acted by listing friendly and unfriendly qualities.

3. Think-pair-share times when students were good friends and times when they could have been better friends.

4. Illustrate work project using markers.

5.Share pictures with class, then display project. Discuss what worked well/what could have been improved with outcome.

6 Evaluation: observe students while working with partners and in small groups; observe if students select and illustrate an appropriate friendship quality

Hunter and his Amazing Remote

ADHD Parent/Teacher Counseling Resource

Students with ADHD may also have difficulties with maintaining attention, executive function (or the brain’s ability to begin an activity, organize itself and manage tasks) and working memory. ADHD is seen about 3 times more often in boys than in girls. ADHD affects children of all ethnic backgrounds and all socioeconomic levels.

Many teachers struggle in talking with parents about ADHD during parent/teacher conferences. While providing support, I noticed that many were having a difficult time explaining the basics of the disorder. I developed and distributed this quick ADHD resource to help aid teachers and parents who may be concerned.

Letters of Recommendation

Department of Human Services

Wayne State College "Kathy Lehmann is respectful and shows enthusiasm for the school counseling profession. I believe she will make an excellent school counselor as she has the ability to relate to others and find a professional connection. Kathy’s past and current work experiences will allow her to enhance the experiences, learning, and welfare of her future students that she connects with as a School Counselor".

Sacred Heart K-8 Principle

Sacred Heart K-8 School Counselor

"Kathy has demonstrated terrific ability to be well-thought out, as well as flexible in her interactions with students. She has shown willingness and get in her work".

Divorce Group

Structured Groups Learning to live with divorce.

Individual Counseling

20 things I like about me- 20 things others like about me worksheet

Undergraduate Degree (BSW)


Katherinne Anne Lehmann

Professional Developement

Nebraska Counseling Association Training: Oct 2014

Picture of Wayne State College Counseling Department Staff

Member of the American School Counselor Association

Member of the Counselor Educators


Step UP to Better Grades 2014

Solution Focused in School Counseling 2015

Creative Counseling Techniques for Dealing with Difficult Students 2015

K-5 Standards Based Lessons that Sparkle 2015


State of Iowa Substitute Teaching

Mandatory Reporter: Child Abuse

National School Counselors Week

I was able to organized thank you party for my awesome student counselor supervisor Trevor Mandernach. Everyone signed his card and enjoyed some delicious cake.

I have a Plan- Iowa Assisted all 8th grade students in completed portfolio, career inventories, IOWA Guide Ways and long term college planning. Assisted all 8th grade students scheduling for 9th grade at Bishop Heelan High School. Accompany all 8th grade students for on-site orientation at Bishop Heelan High School.

I have a Plan-Iowa Prepared all 11 grade students how to use the ACT study program to increase overall numbers.

Creative Techniques

Middle School Students

Creative Techniques

Found Poetry

Magic Wand- magic wand to your tool box. My magic wand was gift from someone who believed in me and saw my potential...and that's the best kind of magic to give someone. Now, who doesn't need that? She waves it over the class to see if the students are ready to start. She waves it over students when they need courage to answer a question. She waves it over the class to see if they exhibited good behavior during her lesson. The students all wait to see if it lights up and makes a sound. If it does, then she lets the teacher know and they get a chance for whatever the teacher plans for the class when they are good. She uses it all the time. Magic wands protect you, they give you extra strength, special powers and make all the bad, negative stuff go away! Hint...that's why my logo has a magic wand in the design.

Elementary School Students

Play Therapy

Board Games

Card Games

Meet Your School Counselor

I enjoyed bringing in fun toys to introduce using the Mrs. Potato Head to introduce myself as the new intern for my K-2 grade students.

My ears listen to you whenever you need someone to listen to your feelings or problems. My helping hands and arms for hugs. My mouth speaks kind word, but never repeats what you say unless you are in danger or are being hurt. My feet walk to your class, playground and lunchrooms. My bad of tricks help you to find new skills.

Mrs. Lehmann can help you in all of these ways and many more. Tell your parents, grandparents, or teachers if you think you want to talk to your school counselor...or come see me in my office! I am always happy to talk to you.

Always work with student strengths!

20 things I like about me- 20 things others like about me worksheet

Observation and Evaluation

Students Positive Behavior Assessment

Resource and Referral

Positive Outcomes

Classroom Guidance Lessons:

Small Therapy Groups

Group counseling (which consisted of group screenings, group selection, and eight sessions focusing on feelings surrounding loss, stages of grief, and other relevant issues)

Strengthing Friendship Girls Group

Coping with Divorce Mixed Group

ripple effects acts of kindness


Consultation Services

Attended PST meetings with the district's school psychologists.Reviewed and organized meetings surrounding 504 plans

I was able to support Teachers and staff by:

Here are some examples of things that I was able to contribute to the team.

Personal Space Camp


Book Lists

ADHD Information

Connect with parents

National School Counselor Appreciation Week

Strengths as a Counselor

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Goodbye...but not forgotten

@ and with the Sacred Heart Stars.

My last day was filled with mixed emotions. I was very sad to leave all the students, teachers and staff, but happy to be moving on to the next exciting chapter in my life. It felt wonderful to become part of something so wonderful. I am forever grateful. I had difficult time time saying "goodbye" to all the students, teachers and staff at this wonderful school. This school family was very kind and generous to me.

The students here at Sacred Heart have been great to work with. I have truly enjoyed every moment that I have been allowed to interact with them. I am so very thankful for this opportunity!

I especially want to thank Trevor M. He took me under his wing and showed me the "school counseling ropes". As my site supervisor, he really did an amazing job. I could not have had a better role model and teacher. My last day at Sacred Heart was on March 12, 2015.

Above And Beyond
Above and Beyond is a great short animanted video about fostering "super skills" in our students for the 21st century! It's a great clip to show students to get them inspired and to start thinking outside the box!

In an increasingly complex, demanding and competitive 21st century, students need to learn more than the 3R’s they are tested on in school. It’s time to help them go “above & beyond”, by embracing the 4Cs –communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity. -taken from website

The 4C's is a part of the Partnership for 21st Century Skills