What is a Behavioral Health Support Specialist?
Individual Counseling and Support
Lake Washington School District partners with Youth Eastside Services to provide mental health support through education and prevention within schools.Our YES Behavioral Health Support Specialist Counselor at Tesla STEM is Cora Goss-Grubbs. Cora is a co-occurring counselor, with credentials as both a Licensed Social Work Associate & Independent Clinical (LSWAIC) and a Substance Use Disorder Professional in Training (SUDPT). This means she can work with students and families on issues related to both mental health and substance use.
Cora provides many services, including:
- Confidential one-on-one support for students experiencing depression, anxiety, substance use, suicidal thoughts, self-harm, abuse and trauma (including ongoing racialized trauma), cultural and gender identity exploration, loss and grief, relationship challenges, and more.
- Group counseling that addresses common issues such as Coping with COVID, anxiety, depression, cultural and gender identity exploration, etc.
- Support for caregivers through one-on-one phone calls or meetings, groups & PTSA presentations
- Educational resources - classroom talks, webinars, & newsletter articles
My name is Cora Goss-Grubbs and I am your returning Youth Eastside Services counselor. Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any concerns!
More About Cora
- I received an MSW from the University of Washington in 2019.
- I have a variety of experience working with adolescents in schools & in the community.
- I use a collaborative approach, focusing on student strengths and increasing their emotional awareness and capacity for solving the challenges they encounter.
- The services I provide are evidence-based, trauma-informed and culturally-sensitive.
- King George, the peacock pictured above, has been a wild resident of my neighborhood for over 15 years, and visits my chickens every day in spring.
(425) 747-4937, ext. 2719
(enter the extension any time during the greeting
and leave a message with your name,
phone number, school,
and a good time to call back)
Tell your school counselor or teacher
you’d like to meet with Cora and she will reach out to you
If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency or currently suicidal and cannot keep yourself (or your child) safe,
please call 911, Crisis Connections at 206-461-3222, or text HOME to 741741.Cora's contact information is not meant to be used in a crisis.