Krouse, Amber

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Krouse, Amber

The School Counseling Program at Licking Heights Central Middle School provides support and guidance to students, parents and staff.  We currently have two licensed school counselors to serve three grades, and over 950 students.

 Student Services: 
Individual & group counseling
Crisis counseling
Conflict resolution
Classroom guidance
Goal setting & problem solving
Course scheduling
Orientation of new students
Career exploration

Parent Services:
Parent consultation with specific student questions or concerns
Academic planning as needed
Response to Intervention Team (RtI)
Resource referrals
Referral Services:
Schools Counselors consult with parents, guardians, colleagues, and community agencies regarding strategies to help students and families. School Counselors serve as student advocates. Referral sources are used to address concerns such as depression, anxiety, family difficulties, violence, abuse, and suicidal ideation.
Meet Hank!!
   We are excited to offer a new program here at Licking Heights Central. As part of our counseling services, we are introducing a new member to our small support groups. Hank is part of the International Therapy Dog Program. He will be here to help with our specialized small groupings. Hank is a 90 pound, two year old, Golden Retriever. He currently has his K-9 Good Citizen Award as well as his Advanced K-9 Good Citizen Award. He has completed his official Therapy Dog Training and is currently a Therapy Dog at Mount Carmel East Hospital. He does weekly visits to the Oncology and Palliative Care Units.
   Research has shown that therapy dogs can provide a calming atmosphere promoting positive emotional regulation, behaviors and social interactions. Hank’s handler is Pam Rippl, who is a retired teacher and who currently holds a current K-8 teaching certificate. Hank will always be with his handler in the Counselor’s office. Hank will only be seeing students who have qualified for specific small group settings. Groups will be formed based on student’s needs, which were completed by a Student Needs Assessment. Parents of the students involved in the small groups will be notified by the counseling department if they qualify for a small group with Hank in attendance. Groups will begin in September and run throughout the year.


Meet Mrs. Krouse

My name is Mrs. Amber Krouse. I am in my 10th year of School Counseling.  I went to undergrad at Ohio Dominican University, where I earned my Business Degree.  I left my job in the business world to complete my degree at the University of Dayton.  I graduated with a Masters Degree in School Counseling in order to solidify my passion with helping children academically and emotionally.  I currently work with the 7th graders, last name M-Z, and the 8th graders.

Contact Information

Amber Krouse
Room 237 
Phone: 740-927-3365, ext.416
[email protected]

Licking Heights Local School District

6539 Summit Road Pataskala, OH 43062
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4101 Summit Road Pataskala, OH 43062
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4000 Mink Street Pataskala, OH 43062
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Central Intermediate (5-6)

6565 Summit Road Pataskala, OH 43062
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South Elementary (1-4)

6623 Summit Road Pataskala, OH 43062
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6507 Summit Road Pataskala, OH 43062
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Central Preschool

6565 Summit Road Pataskala, OH 43062
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