• 5th Grade School Counselor 

    Mrs. Bender - 317-346-8644         


    6th Grade School Counselor

    Ms. Bryant - 317-346-8638  


    Mental Health Support Team (Social Worker)

    Mrs. Buckner


    Counseling Secretary

    Mrs. Hurtic - 317-346-8647


    Mission Statement

    The mission of the CBIS Counseling Department is to provide a comprehensive school counseling program that advances students’ knowledge and skills for academic, personal, social and career growth.


    What is School Counseling?

    The counseling office strives to collaborate with students, teachers, parents, administrators, and the community to benefit students.  Our intent is to be an integral part of students' daily educational experience, and we work to partner in student achievement. We believe that all students can achieve success at CBIS.


    What is a Mental Health Support Team?

    The role of a Mental Health Support Team member differs from a school counselor in several ways.  Click here to learn more!


    Individual Counseling
    Our counseling department implements brief solution-focused counseling designed to help students establish personal goals and develop future plans.  We also work to meet students' immediate counseling needs, such as conflict resolution, student mental health, family changes, etc.

    Group Counseling.
    Our counseling office provides small group counseling on topics such as anger management, anxiety, friendship, military family, new-student, and others determined by student needs.


    Classroom Counseling Lessons
    School counselors implement a variety of classroom counseling lessons throughout the school year. Lessons focus on academic planning, career exploration, and personal-social development.

    Student Advocacy

    Our counseling office advocates on behalf of all students.  This is achieved through active communication with parents and faculty.  KIDS Team is often an avenue to provide intervention to students who may need additional support.  We are committed to making a difference among children, families, and the community.

    Outside Referrals Offered

    Adult & Child:  School-Based Services 

    Bowen Center