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School Counseling

Upper Arlington High School's school counselors seek to support the needs of all students, collaboratively working with teachers, support staff, administrators and families to ensure the academic and social-emotional success of our students both here in Upper Arlington and in their next step in life.

Our mission is to provide all students with a comprehensive school-counseling program, centered around an engaging curriculum that encourages the highest level of resiliency, social/emotional growth, college/career and academic achievement. In partnering with teachers, administrators and a caring community, school counselors advocate for all students and help them become successful lifelong learners and problem solvers.

Our school counseling program aims to help students:

  • Understand the skills needed to achieve academically and deal with academic challenges
  • Learn how to manage emotions and apply interpersonal skills
  • Recognize their skills and interests, and understand the options that are available in their future following graduation

Services provided by the school counselors are available to ALL students. When needed, and in consultation with the parents/guardians of a student, school counselors will seek referrals for additional support through our partnership with The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Behavioral Health Services.

Amy Aspengren
Allen Banks
Matt Biedenbach
Liz Hughes
Maddie Keen
Heather Peebles
A photo of the school counselors together


We Are Here for You!

Don't hesitate to email us or set up an appointment. 

Follow us on Instagram at @uahscounselors.

Have a question and not sure who to ask? Check out this resource.

After-Hours Resources

If you have a counseling or crisis emergency that is after school hours and/or cannot wait until the next school day, please reach out to one of these resources.

If this is a mental health emergency, please call 988. 

Stay Safe, Speak Up! Safety Reporting SystemUpper Arlington Schools reporting system for potential safety or bullying issues

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Nationwide Children's Hospital Behavioral Health Intake Line: 614-355-8080

24-hour Child Abuse Hotline: 614-229-7000

UA Non-Emergency Police (wellness checks and other services): 614-583-5150