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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): 866-427-4747
    (866-4CRISIS)
  • Crisis Text Line: text “Heal” to 741-741
  • Trevor Project (specifically for the LGBTQ+ community): 1-866-488-7386

Hello! My name is Janae Muhlestein and I'm the school counselor at Creekside Elementary.

Here is a little bit about what I do at Creekside!

What

  • Student support: social/emotional, academic, and personal needs
  • Family support: consultation and resources
  • 504 Coordinator
  • VOICE Mentor Coordinator
  • New student support

Why

I work to remove barriers to learning so that each student can reach their potential and have a positive and fun experience at Creekside.

How

self referral form
  • Classroom lessons, groups, and individual check-ins
  • Self referral (see pink form)
  • Student referral
  • Parent referral
  • Teacher/staff referral

 

When and Where

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

When to contact me

  • Child is upset
  • Change at home such as divorce, new sibling, job loss, etc.
  • Family emergency
  • Struggling socially
  • Need resources

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.

Access Care Solace Services

  • 24/7/365 multilingual support – A multilingual team is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to help you understand options, call providers on your behalf, and schedule an appointment
  • Care regardless of insurance – Connect to care with any coverage including Medicaid, Medicare, and sliding scale options for those without insurance.
  • Easy access to care – Use Care Match, the self-serve website, to find a provider or services on your own.
  • Call 888-515-0595 at any time. 
  • Search anonymously to get matched with an extensive list of care providers. Visit www.caresolace.com/issaquah and either search on your own OR click “Book Appointment” for assistance by video chat, email, or phone.

Access Care Solace Services

If you have a life-threatening emergency, please call 911 or The Suicide and Crisis Lifeline at 988. Care Solace is NOT an emergency response service or mental health service provider.

Janae Muhlestein

Counselor
Creekside Elementary