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Meet The Counselor

Elisa Williams is very excited to be working at Harriet Tubman for her 3rd year!  Before her arrival here at Tubman, Mrs. Williams served for a total of three years as a Social Emotional Counselor for all grades PreK-8th at Chicago Public Schools.    She hopes that her experience, expertise, and passion can both elevate and compliment a the HTVCS community.  Throughout her professional career, Mrs. Williams has become a strong believer in the importance of a comprehensive counseling program in relation to a student’s success.  She currently holds a Bachelor's Degree in Theatre from a U.C.Irvine and a Masters Degree in School Counseling from Roosevelt University in Chicago.  She is a Nationally Board Certified Counselor, holds a Pupil Personnel Credential, and is highly trained in Restorative Justice techniques.


If you need to contact Ms. Williams you can reach her at 619-668-8635 ext-2057 or


Counseling Services Include-


Restorative Response to Discipline- Using the restorative justice model, students in need of discipline will engage in restorative conversation, reflect on their behavior and mend harm.


Immediate Response Counseling- If your child is going through a crisis during school hours that needs immediate attention.


Brief Individual Counseling- Brief weekly counseling for students who need more attention when learning a particular personal/social/emotional skill or are experiencing a personal issue.


Group Counseling- Later in the year groups will be offered that target the common needs of our students.


Mediations- Assist in mediating a fight or argument that students cannot resolve on their own.


Classroom Guidance- Classroom lessons that focus particular social emotional skill, the counselor will write and deliver a lesson tailored to their needs.


Referrals to Resources and Community Services- If you or your child are in need of more information about an issue you are facing, the counselor can aid in connecting you to services available in the community.