Richardson ISD

Counseling and Prevention Services

Counseling and Prevention Services deliver equitable access to a comprehensive school counseling program for ALL students.


Counseling Services Logo Building Better Humans

RISD Counseling Services delivers equitable access to a comprehensive school counseling program for ALL students. The RISD Counseling Services program is designed to Build Better Humans who build connections, learn at the highest levels, grow into leaders who change the world, and succeed in all endeavors.

Through delivering a safe, innovative, and welcoming comprehensive school counseling program, RISD Counseling Services provides:

  • Access to high quality learning,
  • Advocacy for the needs of all students through superior guidance lessons, responsive services, and individual planning,
  • Collaboration with district stakeholders on important social-emotional learning, and
  • Leadership enabling student success in college, career, and military readiness exploration.

RISD Counselors Build Better Humans through relevant and personalized counseling services that lead each RISD student to their brightest future.

Counseling Services

  • Guidance Lessons
  • Crisis Counseling/Assistance
  • Individual Counseling
  • Small Group Counseling
  • 4-year plans (Personal Graduation Plan or “PGP”)
  • Course Requests
  • College Applications
  • Recommendation Letters
  • Personal/Social Concerns
  • Connections to Basic Needs (food, clothing, etc.)
  • Outside Counseling Resources

Prevention Programming

  • Peer Assistance and Leadership (PALS)
  • Peace Keepers – Peer Mediation Program
  • LIFT – Loving Intervention for Teens referrals
  • TOPS – Teens Offering Peer Support (after school group)
  • Bullying Prevention and Intervention
  • Drug Prevention and Intervention

Official Transcripts

Richardson ISD has partnered with Parchment, a leader in eTranscript exchange, to send prior graduate high school transcripts electronically, securely and confidentially, to colleges and universities of your choice. The service is available online, 24 hours a day and seven days a week.

Alumni simply request a transcript and designate the academic institution, organization or individual that they would like to receive it. Users will be notified when their request is complete and can also track the status of their request or view a saved copy of their transcript.

Click the link below for your alma mater to begin.

High School Profiles

Some documents may contain content that is not accessible to all readers. To obtain assistance accessing these documents, please contact Counseling and Prevention Services at 469-593-7470.

Our Team

Summer Martin

Dr. Summer Martin

Executive Director of Counseling & Prevention Services

Suzanne Tsatsoulas

Suzanne Tsatsoulas

Director of Prevention Programming

Laura Blatzheim

Laura Blatzheim

Counselor Support

Niky Howell

Niky Conklin

Counselor Support

Brenda Mikesell

Brenda Mikesell

Academic Program Specialist,
Counseling Services

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