The counselors are receiving communication from many colleges/universities. In this unprecedented time, below is an example of how many Undergraduate Admissions are responding to the COVID-19 outbreak. See example.

    We understand that these are difficult times. If a student would like to talk face to face (virtually), please send a request to our wellness and crisis counselor, Mrs. Wilson, at swilson@birmingham.k12.mi.us. She will set up a time with you to chat.

    Letter to students and parents about COVID and couseling services.

    BPS Closure Counseling Advice by Mr. Flatter https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMiTYl07eyI&feature=youtu.be

    District updates regarding COVID-19 https://www.birmingham.k12.mi.us/covid19

    Talking to Children about COVID-19: A Parent's Resource https://higherlogicdownload.s3.amazonaws.com/NASN/3870c72d-fff9-4ed7-833f-215de278d256/UploadedImages/PDFs/02292020_NASP_NASN_COVID-19_parent_handout.pdf


              ACT/SAT National Testing Updates:

    The following national ACT and SAT dates have been postponed:

    State Day Testing for April 14, 15, and 16 is on hold.  Once we get more information from the Michigan Department of Education, we will share updates. Latest info. https://www.michigan.gov/documents/mde/Assessment_Changes_COVID-19_v2_683820_7.pdf 

    Advanced Placement Testing: We are waiting to get updates from CollegeBoard regarding AP testing - please see https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/about-ap/news-changes/coronavirus-update  for the latest information. 


    GREAT NEWS! You can now follow Seaholm's Counseling Department on Instagram. Our username to search is seaholm_counseling

    Keep your eye out for weekly posts regarding social/emotional learning, mental health awareness, character ed, relationship building, goal setting, mindfulness, stress management, important counseling dates/tips and much more!

    We're very excited to have the opportunity to be more visible within Seaholm’s community!


    Mission Statement

    The Birmingham Counseling Program’s “whole-child” approach is an integral part of the educational mission of the Birmingham Public Schools. The comprehensive guidance program will empower students to make responsible academic/personal-social, and college/career choices to gain self-knowledge and understand the uniqueness of others.    Counselors will provide opportunities for academic achievement, personal /social growth, and college/career exploration for every student.  Counselors will coordinate, consult, and collaborate with staff, parents, and the community to help all students be successful lifelong learners in a global society. 

    Our Beliefs

    • All students will learn.
    • All students will be successful.
    • All students develop and grow at their own rates

    We provide the following services: 

    • Provide Guidance Curriculum, a.k.a. information you should know
    • Provide social and emotional support
    • Provide career and college counseling
    • Provide academic support 



    Last Names A-D

    Brian Flatter - bflatter@birmingham.k12.mi.us


    Nicole Festian - nfestian@birmingham.k12.mi.us


    Jennifer Vanderveen - jvanderveen@birmingham.k12.mi.us


    Walt Romano - wromano@birmingham.k12.mi.us 


    Kristy Fekaris, Dept. Head - kfekaris@birmingham.k12.mi.us

    Wellness & Crisis Counselor

    Sherree Wilson 248-203-3740 swilson@birmingham.k12.mi.us



    If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Balow, Counseling Secretary at cbalow@birmingham.k12.mi.us or 248-203-3751.