Hello Everyone! I am Katy Mavis your child’s school counselor. I am so excited to serve as the full-time counselor at Woodland Hills and have been blessed to be in my 13th year with Waukee. This is going to be a fun year full of learning and adventures in whole group guidance, small groups and in individual counseling sessions. I meet with students after they have been referred by you, teachers and through a self-referral process. As I meet with your child, we explore problems and feelings through talk, art, play and bibliotherapy. I look forward to meeting with your children and have a strong desire for them to feel comfortable with me.
I was born and raised in Fertile, MN and am the oldest of three. I have a younger sister and brother, Tracy and Brett. I LOVE them! After graduating from high school I went to the University of North Dakota. We enjoyed the cold weather by watching lots of hockey, GO SIOUX! During college, I met my husband, Mike. We got married and moved to Cleveland, OH where I went to Kent State and got my masters in school counseling.
After five years in Ohio we settled down in West Des Moines and I began counseling at Brookview and currently at Woodland Hills. Mike is a pilot for Southwest Airlines. We have two crazy kids. Stella, our oldest daughter, is nine. Stella wants to be a vet and loves kitties. Our little six year old boy, Josiah, loves his sister. They are SO much fun and they keep me on my toes at all times. I love them so much! We also have two cats, Frodo and Charlie Anderson.
I am so excited to be your counselor, thank you for the great privilege of working with your amazing children.