Welcome to the Lakes Counselor's Office

  • We are here to help your child make the most of their time at Lakes!

    Phone: (360) 412-4608
    Counselor: Pamela Turlove
    Mental Health Specialist: Ann Robbins (Mondays & Fridays)

School Counseling during Remote Learning

  • Your child’s mental health and social-emotional well-being are very important. Your school counselor can help your child navigate through difficult times and provide support through individual counseling and small group counseling.

    During in-person learning, your child may choose to make a school counseling appointment by simply asking their teacher for permission, stopping by the school counselor’s office, or completing a request for an appointment.  

    During remote learning, the procedure is different. Your child may choose to communicate with their school counselor in one of the following ways:

    1. Message or email Ms. Turlove through their Google Classroom to request counseling
    2. Virtual appointment via Google Meet.
      • Counseling office hours: Mon-Fri, 9:00-10:25am & 1:00-2:30pm
      • Students can click the Google meet link in Ms. Turlove’s classroom to “drop in” for a 1-on-1 session; (no parent permission needed)
    3. Phone appointment (parent permission needed)
    4. In person appointment On school campus following school safety guidelines  (parent/guardian provides transport)   

    If you would like to arrange a counseling appointment for your child or would like more information, please contact Pam Turlove via email pturlove@nthurston.k12.wa.us or call (360) 412-4608

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About Our Counselor

  • Pamela Turlove Pamela Turlove 
    School Counselor, M.Ed, NBCT

    I have been the school counselor at Lakes Elementary since Fall 2006. I hold a Master Degree in Education, a Washington ESA certificate in School Counseling from St. Martin's University, and National Board Certification in School Counseling.  I received my B.A. from the University of Oregon. Before working in schools, I worked in the field of social work. I served in the U.S. Peace Corps from 1995-1997 in Honduras working with teachers and children. I really enjoy working with youth and helping our students be successful learners.  Hablo espanol.



About our Mental Health Specialist

  • North Thurston Public Schools employs a team of 11 Mental Health Specialists to serve our students. Lakes Elementary has mental health services multiple days a week provided by Ann Robbins. Referrals are made by contacting either the school counselor or Ann Robbins directly. If you feel your child is in need of mental health services, please feel free to contact the school counselor or Mrs. Robbins.

    Current “office hours” are 1-3pm daily

    About Ann Robbins: I hold an MSW degree from the University of Minnesota, have been a school social worker for 30 years, and am a licensed independent clinical social worker.