Counseling

Mission

The Montabella Jr/Sr High Counseling Department’s mission is to guide, support and encourage all students to embrace their full potential in order to be successful in a changing global society.


 

Community Resources

Youth in Crisis provides supportive intervention for Montcalm County adolescents ages 10 to 17. Services include individual, group, and family counseling at the Montcalm Center for Behavioral Health, school or at home; crisis intervention, referrals, and emergency shelter placement. 1-800-377-0974 or 989-831-7520.

Dial 2-1-1 for assistance in finding community resources through Western Michigan United Way. Information is available on obtaining food, shelter, utilities, transportation, health care, rent/mortgage assistance, substance abuse services, and many more.

Reflections is a program at the Mecosta County Youth Attention Center. Reflections provide intensive out-reach counseling, temporary shelter, after-care services to help reunite youth and family. 1-231-592-0129 or Toll-Free RAPLINE 1-800-292-4517

Isabella County youth can find help through Listening Ear Crisis Center. 989-772-2918 or at www.listeningear.com Their Runaway Youth Services program provides support, emergency shelter, and free counseling for youth ages 10-17 and their families. The only requirement is that you must be willing to participate and be open to change.

Family & Children’s Service of Midland (989-631-5390) offers many parenting classes and support groups for adults, children, and teens- including Divorce adjustment groups, STEP, Parenting Challenging Children, and Parenting Grandchildren.

Hospice offers support to those dealing with impending death or grieving a past loss. An Adult Grief Support Group meets on the first and third Monday of each month at 401 S. Main St. in Mt. Pleasant from 6:30-8:00. All are welcome. Groups for children & teens are offered periodically. www.hospicecentralmich.com or 989-773-6137 (Hospice chapters are also located in Alma & Big Rapids.)


 

Career Outlook

The most recent analysis of in-demand occupations is contained in four (4) recent publications from the Department of Technology, Management & Budget, Bureau of Labor Market Information and Strategic Initiatives. Linked below, all of these publications and more can be found on the Bureau’s website at www.michigan.gov/lmi.

 

  • Michigan's Hot 50 through 2028 – This publication highlights Michigan’s high demand, high-wage careers that show a favorable mix of long-term job growth, projected annual job openings, and median wages.
  • Michigan's Career Outlook through 2028 – This publication provides multiple lists of in-demand occupations through 2026 by education and training requirements, as well as highlights the most in-demand STEM occupations for the state.
  • Regional Career Outlook through 2026 – This publication provides multiple lists of in-demand occupations through 2026 by education and training requirements, as well as highlights the most in-demand STEM occupations for each of Michigan's Prosperity Regions.
  • Annual Planning Information and Workforce Analysis Reports – This pair of reports, one tabular the other analytical, supplies economic and demographic data, including an analysis of in-demand occupations for Michigan's 10 Prosperity Regions.

Service Providers

Counselor

Jamie Eldred
JR/Sr High
989-427-5175 x623

Special Education Coordinator & Curriculum Director

Jacki Fredricks
Central Office
989-427-5148 x607

Social Worker

Lana Henrickson
Elementary
989-427-5414 x613
Kristi Romashko
JR/Sr High
989-427-5175 x624

Speech Therapist

Nicole Black
Elementary
989-427-5414 x616

Teacher Consultant

Amanda Foster
K-12
(989) 427-5414 x628