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    Welcome to Brandywine's Counseling Department 

    Mission

    The mission of the Brandywine Elementary Counseling Program is to promote educational performance, providing all students with the opportunities to acquire the academic, career, and social/emotional competencies necessary to achieve quality learning and life-long success while recognizing and supporting their individuality as learners and as people.
     

    Meet Our School Counselors

     Brandywine Counseling Team: 

    Mrs. Lori L. Bryant, EdS, LMFT, RPT-S & Ms. Jessica Lundy, EdS, LPC, RPT, NCC

     BWES Counselors

    We are so excited to work with each of our students to help them learn and grow!

    Lori Bryant  

    My name is Lori Bryant and I am the K-2 School Counselor for Brandywine Elementary.  My husband, two sons and I have loved living in Forsyth County for the past 7 years and enjoy the outdoors with our two dogs, Aubie & Kelani. I am a proud graduate of Auburn University for my Bachelor's degree, University of Phoenix (Honolulu Campus) for my Master's in Counseling Degree, and University of Mississippi for my Educational Specialist Degree in Counseling with an emphasis in school-based play therapy. While providing counselling services for more than 23 years, I have partnered with schools, families, and outside resources to assist children and families overcome life's challenges and reach academic goals in both schools and private practice.  In addition to traditional school counseling, I am blessed to be able to share my therapy dog, Aubie with our school community. 

    Jessica Lundy

    My name is Jessica Lundy and I am the 3-5 School Counselor for Brandywine Elementary. I have been a School Counselor for seven years and this is my first year as a Brandywine Badger. I received my Master's in Education and Education Specialist degrees in Professional School Counseling from Georgia State University. I received my Bachelor's Degree in Psychology & Child & Family Development from The University of Georgia. GO DAWGS! I am a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) and a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). I have a passion for Play-Based Counseling and I am a Registered Play Therapist (RPT). In my free time, I enjoy going to Pure Barre Studio, doing yoga, writing Yelp reviews, hiking, exploring new restaurants, shopping, watching Netflix series, and drinking coffee!


    We believe that every child has the ability to achieve their goals and dreams, and it is such a privilege to have the opportunity to love, support and encourage them through their journey in elementary school. We look forward to partnering with parents, teachers, and administration to help our students be Ready to Learn & Ready for Life!  Let's have a Ridiculously Amazing Year!

      

    If you have any questions regarding our counseling program or if you need assistance, please feel free to contact:
     
    Lori Bryant, K-2 Professional School Counselor: 
    770-667-2585 ext. 480323
    lbryant@forsyth.k12.ga.us
     
    Jessica Lundy, 3-5 Professional School Counselor:
    770-667-2585 ext. 480113
    f39285@forsyth.k12.ga.us
    @BWESCounselor
     
    Visit our Counseling Website for more Information & Resources!
     
     
    What is a School Counselor?

    A certified, specially trained professional educator  

    A special friend when a child needs someone to listen  

    A caring person who provides help and guidance to teachers, parents, students, and administrators  

    Someone who counsels with students both individually and in groups 

    Someone who goes into the classrooms to educate students on skills and standards according to the American School Counselor Association's Standards and Practices 

    What is the role of a School Counselor?
     
    Conduct a comprehensive and developmentally appropriate comprehensive counseling program
     
    Conduct staff development for faculty
     
    Utilize referral services and community resources
     
    Conduct parent & teacher conferences
     
    Provide guidance lessons to each class regarding Academic, Career, Social/Emotional and Personal Safety topics
     
    Work with identified groups of children with specific needs
     
    Provide individual counseling to students struggling with adacemic difficulty
     
    Help students set positive goals, practice responsibility and improve academic success.
     
    Help provide support during a crisis.
     
    A child may see the counselor for:
     
    Review and discussion of academic needs
     
     Any problems that they may have that are impacting academic performance
     
    Divorce or changing family issues to minimize negative academic impact
     
    A loss of a family member or close friend
     
    Significant individual or family crisis
     
    Decision making or problem solving skills
     
    Improvement and aid in the development of positive self-esteem
     
    Developing and increasing social and organizational skills as it relates to academic performance