Welcome to the Counseling Page

Greetings, YKES Students and Families.

We recognize and understand the impact COVID-19 continues to have. Every part of life has changed, presenting significant challenges to our daily lives and routines. Due to these challenges, your School Counselors have put together a Resource List if you are in need of assistance. You can find the resource list below.

Ms. Brown, School Counselor (Grades: 1,3 & 5)
Mrs. Wanat, School Counselor (Grades: K,2 & 4)

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

Your PWCS school counselor will discuss with you how the email or Zoom platform you are using for academic advising or parent/student consultation works, as well as some best practices for using the platform.

Emergency Resources:

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 [email protected]. 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:

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


YKES Resource List

Food Resources

Food Resources - Recursos Alimenticios


Mental Health
Health and Medical Information
  • 703 - 872 - 7759
  • Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm and Saturday: 10am - 2pm
Social and Emotional Learning Activities for Students

Mental Health Team
Contact Information:

School Counselors
Kimberly Wanat and Torson Brown

Ms. Brown: [email protected]
Mrs. Wanat: [email protected]

School Social Worker
Jennifer Roberts
[email protected]

School Psychologist
Jennifer O'Looney
[email protected]

Yorkshire Elementary School
Comprehensive School Counseling Program

Mission Statement

The Yorkshire Elementary School Counseling Program strives to be a collaborative community that supports the whole child. We use data-informed practices and interventions so that students have access to a world-class education and can achieve individualized personal / social, career and academic success that is necessary to develop strong character and achieve optimal success.

Vision Statement

The Yorkshire Elementary School Counseling Program envisions a future in which all students learn to their fullest potential and exhibit qualities of a leader. Students from our school are successful lifelong learners and productive citizens throughout their educational career and beyond.

Belief Statement

The professional school counselors at Yorkshire believe that:

  • All students can achieve and will succeed.
  • All students should be supported to meet the needs of the whole child.
  • All students deserve equitable access to a world-class education.
  • The school counselors will collaborate with all stakeholders & coordinate opportunities for growth academically, socially, and emotionally in every student.
  • The school counselors will gather and analyze data to deliver appropriate services.
  • The school counselors will use research-based programs to achieve program goals.
  • The school counselors will apply the ASCA professional school counseling standards and ethics.
  • The school counselors will maintain culturally responsive practices.
  • The Yorkshire School Counseling Advisory Committee (school counselors, administration, staff, parents, and community members) will reflect annually to define, manage, deliver and assess the school counseling program.