BLS Counselor Support

March 19, 2020 Upper School News

Dear Ben Lippen Middle and High School parents,

I am reaching out to offer my counseling support to your family during this challenging time. Below is an email sent to all of the middle and high schools students regarding counseling support while they are away from campus. I want each of you to have a copy so you know what has been communicated to your child. I also want to extend my support to you, as well. Should a counseling need arise during this time, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I am available via email between the hours of 9:00am-1:00pm. I am also available to talk over the phone, but please email me first to arrange a time to talk.

Please know I am praying daily for our students. Your child may experience a range of emotions in the weeks to come, and I am here to help you through this. May the Lord grant you wisdom as you parent through this unprecedented time.


Trisha Kirkland
BL Counselor

Good morning Ben Lippen students!

Welcome to the second day of Ben Lippen Digital Learning! I am writing to touch base with you to let you know that I am available for counseling support should a need arise over our time apart from campus. Over the weeks ahead, you may find yourself experiencing a variety of emotions, ranging from boredom, frustration, fear, sadness, and feeling stir crazy. If I can help in any way, or if you simply want to check in to say hello, please email me. I am available every day from 9:00am-1:00pm. I am also available to talk over the phone during select hours when I am on campus; just email me ahead of time so we can arrange a time.

I will be emailing you in the weeks ahead with simple and practical ideas on how to care for yourself during this important and necessary break. My goal is simple: To help you take care of yourself to glorify God, love others, and enjoy life. Investing in your well-being will not only help keep you healthy mentally and emotionally, but it will also help you come back to school feeling optimistic and energized.

Take good care of yourselfJ

Mrs. Kirkland
BL Counselor