Counseling Center

                                  Counselor: Elizabeth Adkins

   Welcome to J. R. Irvin Elementary! I am so excited and thankful to be starting
   my 24th year at the most amazing school in the entire world! As a school
   counselor, I do not do therapy but listen to students’ concerns and work with
   their teachers and families to help them succeed. When needed, I can also
   provide a list of outside resources.

Each week, I teach guidance lessons focusing on the character pillars from Character Counts, including responsibility, kindness, fairness, respect, trustworthiness, and citizenship. As needs arise, I also see students individually and in small groups to discuss topics such as self-confidence, friendship, anxiety, grief and family changes. Please let me know if you would me to talk to your student virtually or in person once we return to school.

I look forward to getting to know each student and working with them to make their elementary years positive and successful. Please feel free to contact me anytime at (469) 856-6000 or by email at