Mental Health Support

Centennial Middle School

Our counselors are always available to support our students' social emotional, academic, and career exploration needs. 
School counselors work from a strengths-based perspective to help all students persevere through challenging times. Centennial's counselors meet with students 1:1, in small and large groups, and with families and teachers. Students are encouraged to reach out to our counselors for support.

Jason Giguere

Jason Giguere

Leah Taylor

Leah Taylor

Prevention/Interventionist (PI)

The Prevention/Interventionist is a master's-level or licensed professional mental health counselor employed by Mental Health Partners (a Boulder County agency) and contracted by BVSD to provide in-school, free of charge mental health services aimed at resiliency building. 

Prevention Intervention services include:

  • Crisis intervention and short-term counseling for students
  • Assist students/parents with referrals to other mental health community resources
  • Provide mental health consultation with with school staff or others about a student's mental health
  • Education presentations to the school community

Topics that can be addressed include anxiety, depression, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, academic stress, social/relationship stress, eating/body image, substance/drug use, sexual orientation, gender expression, trauma, family conflict, and transitions/grief/loss.

Referrals for PI services can be made by school counseling staff and/or administrators. The PI will respond to the referral request within 48 hours (excluding school days off).

Centennial's PI is Adam Burrell. He can be contacted via email at

Most adolescents experience positive mental health, but one in five has had a serious mental health disorder at some point in their life.  Problems with mental health often start early in life. In fact, half of all mental health problems begin by age 14. The good news is that promoting positive mental health can prevent some problems from starting. For young people who already have mental health disorders, early intervention and treatment can help lessen the impact on their lives.

Mental health disorders can interfere with regular activities and daily functioning, such as relationships, schoolwork, sleeping, and eating.  If you feel your child is experiencing a mental health concern talk to your school counselor or nurse, or find additional resources at Mental Health Partners.

If you or your child is experiencing a mental health crisis call: 1-844-493-TALK