Meet the School Counselor

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My name is Barrett Pitcher. My “why” is to help children feel seen and understood. I studied Theatre and Elementary Education at Goucher College. I then went on to gain my Master’s in Education for School Counseling at Loyola University. I am currently in my Master’s Plus at Loyola University which enables me to pursue supervision and licensure for my LCPC. I am a Nationally Certified Counselor through NBCC. I use mindfulness in my approach as it ties in with BCPS’ conscious discipline approach. I obtained an ASCA specialist training in Trauma and Crisis in order to better assist the diversity of our students. I believe verbal communication is not the only way to communicate. Artistic expression and play can enable us to understand the child’s worldview. I use a multi-model approach when working with students. I turn to theories such as Solution-Focused, CBT, and Gestalt Play Therapy when working with students. I believe in a school system that emphasizes that it takes a village to a raise a child.
When I am not at school, I enjoy time with my husband and our dog, Lady. I love fitness and being outdoors. I also enjoy all kinds of art, whether I’m watching or participating. I like to spend time with my friends and family as well. I think of myself as a lifelong learner and continue to learn for fun.