Our H-B Woodlawn Mental Health Team is here to support you! Here’s how to find us:
Virtual Office Hours
Each member of our team hosts virtual open office hours for students on Mondays and Wednesdays from 2-3 pm. This is a great opportunity to catch up and chat and get to know us! Bring a friend!
How to Contact Us for a Confidential Appointment
We welcome students and parents to contact us using the information listed below. Not sure where to start? Contact Kate Seche, Assistant Principal: firstname.lastname@example.org
MA, NCSP, School Psychologist
Cell Number: 202-599-2061
High School Open Office Hours: Monday & Wednesday, 1:00-3:00 pm
This is Grace’s 15th year with APS, and 21st as a school psychologist. Born and raised in Southern California, she attended UC Santa Barbara for her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees and is nationally certified in her field. Grace’s priority is to help students develop, nurture, and maintain their mental health. She provides individual and group counseling services to HB’s high school students, crisis intervention and support, conducts psychoeducational testing, consults and collaborates with teachers, parents, and community service providers, and assists with the provision of data-driven and culturally/linguistically appropriate interventions. Fluent in Spanish and English, she is also a member of APS’ countywide Multicultural Assessment Team (MAT).
Grace loves traveling, the beach, discovering long-lost relatives in foreign countries, listening, cooking, and eating. Sometimes all at once! She is a former rock climber and high altitude mountaineer and is now a long-distance walker having completed various routes along the Camino de Santiago across Spain. She’d like to get back into the trapeze. She lives in DC with her two cats but swears she is not the Crazy Cat Lady.
Elizabeth Auten, MSW,
School Social Worker
Work Cell Phone: 703-328-2823
6th-grade student office hours: Mondays 2:00-2:30 pm
7th-grade student office hours: Wednesdays 2:10-2:40 pm (I block)
8th-grade student office hours: Mondays 2:30-3:00 pm
*Join in Office Hours through your grade-level team on Microsoft Teams*
Elizabeth studied Sociology at the University of Virginia and received her Master’s in Social Work from Boston College in 2007. Elizabeth has previously worked with communities in El Salvador, Peru, Nicaragua, and Baltimore, and has been with the Arlington Public Schools for 8 years. Elizabeth loves to travel, and has visited over 36 countries! One of her favorite travel adventures so far involved a snowstorm while hiking between a glacier and a volcano in Iceland. Closer to home, Elizabeth enjoys biking, cooking spicy food, drinking tea, and practicing yoga. Join Elizabeth on Friday mornings at 9 am for H-B’s Mindful Moment, a virtual gathering to promote health and well-being!
Elizabeth supports our H-B middle school students through individual and group counseling, crisis intervention, and close collaboration with the middle school teams. She loves it when students just stop by her office for tea and conversation! Elizabeth works with all H-B families to provide confidential community resource referrals and completes sociocultural assessments as part of the special education process. As a Spanish-speaker, Elizabeth partners with the English Learner program at H-B Woodlawn to support newcomers to the U.S.
MA, MAC, CSAC,
Substance Abuse Counselor
Virtual Office Hours for all grades: Monday & Wednesday, 2:00-3:00 pm
Siobhan earned her bachelor’s degree in English, from Ceder Crest College, a small women’s’ college in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and a Masters of Counseling from Arizona State University. Siobhan holds a national and state credential in her field. While in Arizona, she and her husband spent 15 years falling in love with the desert southwest, the beaches of California, the mountains in Colorado, and their two young children. Now that her children are grown, Siobhan spends her free time gardening, working out, reading, practicing meditation, and traveling periodically to the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
Siobhan is starting her 17th year with the Arlington Public Schools. She’s also beginning her 8th year at HB, where she coordinates Sources of Strength, a best practice youth suicide prevention project that is currently the school district model for facilitating social-emotional learning to our students. Siobhan also provides the full range of school-based, substance abuse counseling services at HB, Swanson Middle School, and Dorothy Hamm Middle School, including classroom presentations, confidential counseling, referral to treatment, and consultation with parents and staff.