St. John Catholic School offers counseling services to the students of SJCS in a comfortable and private environment. The onsite counselor is Erin Gaskins, LPC.
The counseling services that SJCS offers include:
- Individual school counseling, as needed to address social and emotional issues that impact a child academic success.
- Parent meetings to assist in helping their children to be the best they can be in the school setting, as well as helping children adjust to familial changes, such as a parent being deployed or a recent move.
- Class presentations covering topics such as bullying, cyber safety, and avoiding lures. Age-appropriate topics are given to younger children such as being a good friend in preschool.
I am a Valdosta native who graduated from Valdosta High School in 1993. I also attended UGA, VSU, and ASU where I received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology, and a Master’s Degree in School Counseling.
I obtained my License as a Professional Counselor (LPC) while living in Tifton and working for Behavioral Health Services as a Substance Abuse Counselor, then later as the lead Child & Adolescent Mental Health Provider (therapist).
In 2003, I took a job as a school counselor at Colquitt County High School in Moultrie, GA, then moved to Valdosta High School as a school counselor in 2007. I am married to Jason Gaskins and we have two daughters. The oldest, Emma, is a competitive swimmer with Valdosta Aquatics who also loves volleyball and to play the clarinet. Our youngest, Eslea, inspired me to help found the Down Syndrome Association of South Georgia is 2011, which I still help run today.
I am excited to work with the students at St. John Catholic School. I look forward to getting to know each student individually!
If you ever have any questions, please feel free to contact me. My email is accessible from home or work, so email me when possible: firstname.lastname@example.org.