BHS Counseling Department

March, 2020

BHS Counselors are available by email for check in and questions about registration and questions.  

We are aware that students seek out support for a variety of reasons and will occasionally need some assistance or reassurance while everyone is away from the building. If you are a student that is currently in distress, or you are hoping to get help for a friend, please use the following resources to access the level of care and support necessary during the school closure:

Call or talk with a supportive family member or another trusted adult.

Call Teen Link: 206-461-4922, evenings 6-10pm, staffed by teens.

Text or Chat Teen Link: evenings 6pm-9:30pm, 866-833-6546.

Call the Crisis Line: 1-866-427-4747; speak with an adult crisis expert.

National suicide prevention crisis line: 1-800-273-TALK (8255). They will route you to a crisis center near you.

Dial 911 if you have an emergency and need help.

We hope your family is doing well and staying healthy. 

The Role of the School Counselor:

School counselors are advocates for students’ well-being and are a valuable resource for their educational journey. First and foremost, counselors listen to students’ concerns. Because everyone’s home and social life is different and often impacts learning, counselors are there to support students holistically, as they face personal, social, and academic challenges.  

School counselors:

  • Listen to students’ concerns about academic, emotional or social problems
  • Help students process their problems and plan goals and action
  • Evaluate student's abilities, interests and personalities to help develop academic and career goals
  • Mediate conflict between students and teachers, or students and students
  • Promote self-advocacy to take charge of their education
  • Assist with post high school planning, college search, college applications, and scholarships
  • Facilitate drug and alcohol prevention programs
  • Refer students to psychologists and other mental health resources
  • Are creative problem-solvers and put our students's needs first


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Meet the Team

Students are assigned to a counselor alphabetically by the student's last name. Need to make an appointment with your counselor? Call 425-408-7019 or email

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Kelly Duhamel
Office Manager

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Lisa Carson
Counselor (A-E)


Colin Eggers
Counselor (F-K)

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Rob Felton
Counselor (L-Q)

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Danielle Yamada
Counselor (R-Z)

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Heidi Yonago 
School Psychologist

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BJ Dawson
Career & College Readiness  High School & Beyond Coordinator


Lisa Ottinger



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