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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.

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!


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


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


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

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

Janae Muhlestein

Creekside Elementary