ASPEN HIGH SCHOOL'S COUNSELORS
Use the links below to schedule an appointment with your Counselor
Schedule an appointment with Josh Berro (students last names A-K)
Schedule an appointment with Lauren Reiss (students last names L-Z)
Josh is a native of Los Angeles, California. After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in 1997, he relocated to the Roaring Fork Valley.
Josh began working for the Aspen School District in 1998 where he served as a P.E. and Reading Paraprofessional at the Elementary School. In 2002, Josh earned his teaching degree in Special Education from Western State College, and worked at the Aspen Middle School as a Special Education teacher until 2008. In the fall of 2008, he moved over to the High School and helped to conceptualize and facilitate the Student Achievement Center (SAC) and the MTSS program. In 2010, Josh earned a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Colorado. He immediately began working as a High School Counselor at AHS, and has served in that role ever since. Josh is married to Dana Bero, an 8th Grade Language Arts teacher at the Aspen Middle School. They have two boys, Jack and Benjamin, and a ridiculous dog named Luna. When he isn't working, Josh enjoys running, playing his drum set, listening to music and cheering on all Los Angeles-based sports teams.
Josh works with families last names A-K.
Lauren grew up in St. Louis, Missouri and is entering her fourth year as a counselor at Aspen High School. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from the University of Missouri in 2012. Upon graduation, she relocated to Denver where she received her Master’s in Counseling from the University of Colorado-Denver. While studying at UCD, Lauren worked in the mental health field supporting patients with eating disorders. Lauren’s mission as a high school counselor is to support all students in finding their authentic selves and pursuing their passions and goals for the future. She is an Aspen Ambassador coordinator, GSA club sponsor, senior class sponsor, and member of the AHS Leadership team. When she is not working, Lauren enjoys time in the outdoors hiking or paddleboarding, seeing live music, watching hockey (Go Blues!), and spending time with her cat, Tuna.
Lauren works with families last names L-Z.
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ASPEN HIGH SCHOOL
The counseling department is committed to participating and maintaining a comprehensive program that supports all student’s academic, social and emotional, and personal development.
AHS counselors provide individual counseling and mediation, academic advisement/scheduling, and crisis intervention to students, as well as supportive services to parents/guardians, families, and staff. They align their practices and principles with the ASCA framework (American School Counselor Association), and follow the CASEL (Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning) curriculum.
Counselors are involved in a variety of services that range from community outreach to in-building and out of building committees.
Examples of services are listed below:
- 1:1 counseling support
- Small social/emotional groups
- Academic scheduling and academic interventions/support
- Accommodation plan case management (504’s, ALP’s)
- Peer to peer and student to teacher mediation
- Mental health counseling and outside counseling referrals
- Family meetings to address student concerns
- Classroom presentations that align with ASCA standards and skills
- Substance use/abuse interventions
- Crisis intervention