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My mission is to implement a comprehensive school counseling program that provides compassion, support, and resources for students and families while addressing barriers to learning and helping students become life-long learners.

Ms. Sena Counselor

I'm Ms. Sena

I am currently loving life as the School Counselor at Los Padillas Elementary School. I obtained a Master's Degree in Counseling from the University of New Mexico and am a licensed School Counselor. I’ve been working my entire career to help families overcome unique challenges. I am committed to providing education, prevention, and intervention activities that teach knowledge, attitudes, and skills to empower students to attain academic achievement and have life-long success. Additionally, I support families by integrating academics, social-emotional services, and community engagement to create stronger families and a healthier community.

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  • Classroom Prevention Lessons - The School Counselor goes into classrooms and teaches social skills lessons on topics such as Bully Prevention, Self-Regulation, Child Protection, Mediation, Decision Making, Getting Along with Others, Mindfulness, and other topics.
  • Individual Counseling - Students can be referred to the School Counselor and can be seen a minimal 3-5 sessions and if further support is required, then the student is referred to a behavioral health community agency.
  • Social Skills Groups - Teachers and parents refer students to the School Counselor when students need additional social-emotional support. School Counselor facilitates social skills groups for students empowering them to create life skills tool kits.
  • Crisis Response - The School Counselor supports students who may be in crisis and connects them with the needed resources or services.
  • DSMart Team - The School Counselor supports other schools who may be experiencing a crisis at their site as a member of the District’s Crisis Team.

Positive Affirmations

  • I am strong, confident, and powerful.
  • I send love, light, and happiness to all.
  • I am worthy and my heart is open to receiving love.
  • My energy and enthusiasm for life increases everyday.
  • Each morning, I smile and welcome more happiness into my life.
  • I have the power to choose, and today I choose to be happy and kind.
  • I have a good mind, a kind heat, and a gentle spirit.