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School Counseling and Mental Health in the Issaquah School District

Issaquah schools provide comprehensive guidance and school counseling services in each building. All students have access to and the right to participate in these programs, which focus on academic, career, and social/emotional development to enhance the learning process, provide access to education, and support student readiness and success. Our school counseling teams plan and implement their programs with consideration for  student, family, school, and community members, and can help to connect students and families to resources and supports in our schools and community. Our ultimate goal is to help students obtain the knowledge, skills and attitudes that lead to academic, career, and personal success.

Experiencing a crisis?

Please contact one of the following helplines: 

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 988  or 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • King County local 24/7 Crisis Line (suicide, mental health, substance use): 800-621-4636
  • Crisis Text Line: text “Heal” to 741-741
  • Trevor Project (specifically for the LGBTQ+ community): 1-866-488-7386

Contact Us - Counseling Office Support

Maureen Lipsen

Office Support - Counseling

Lori Benedict


Kim Pike

Office Support - Data Processor

Contact Us - Counselors

Hilde Tzemos

Counselor - Alpha (A-Che)

Maegan Pedersen

Counselor - Alpha (Jp-Mark)

Julianna Jenkins

Counselor - Alpha (Step-Z)

Emily Combellick

Counselor - Alpha (Chf-Fr)

Madison McCune

Counselor - Alpha (Marl-Po)

Rachel Auffant

Counselor - Alpha (Fs - Jo)

Stacy Clawson

Counselor - Alpha (Pp-Steo)