Who we are

Phoenix School Counseling serves non-public schools throughout Minnesota in the areas of school counseling, teacher training, parent guidance, and school consultation. Our counseling staff uses best practices in educating the whole child, including focus on prevention through developing social skills and emotional competence. Our 40+ employee staff includes: 

  • Licensed Psychologists
  • School Psychologists
  • License Social Workers
  • Licensed School Counselors
  • Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselors
  • Spanish language counseling and translation

Our Counselors

For more than 30 years, we have been serving exceptional non-public schools and our highly-skilled counselors and other mental health professionals are leaders in their field. They work with students and families serving social and emotional and academic learning needs.

If you are looking for a career where you can be part of a community and make a difference in the lives of children and adolescents – we are looking for you!

We seek self-motivated and highly skilled counselors to lead in providing support to students in small schools with favorable student to counselor ratios. These are true counseling positions working in classrooms, small groups, 1:1, and providing teacher training on mental and behavioral health. We offer competitive wages and benefits for qualifying employees.

We offer our counselors direct one-on-one supervision as well as weekly group group meeting, and board approved supervision for license eligible candidates.

Phoenix School Counseling is a group of licensed school counselors, psychologists, and alcohol and drug counselors that has been providing counseling services to nonpublic schools since 1981. Please see our website at www.phoenixschoolcounseling.com for more information and for the exciting work we are doing in social and emotional learning and prevention focused practice.

Peace of Mind Initiative

In partnership with Twin Cities-based Catholic Schools Centers of Excellence, Peace of Mind provides resources to Catholic schools to help their preschool-eighth grade students, families, teachers and leaders work through today’s difficulties, as well as prepare to handle future challenges. To support the mental health and wellness of everyone in Catholic school communities, Peace of Mind offers:

  • Live webinars for educators and families
  • Videos
  • Presentations
  • In-person trainings
  • Resources for students, including books for the school library

The Phoenix team, led by licensed psychologist Dr. Jules Nolan, helps teachers and parents learn prevention methods such as fostering students’ social and emotional learning (SEL). Research indicates that age-appropriate SEL skills are better predictors of positive outcomes for students than are IQ, class rank or grades in school (Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning). Emotional intelligence – being able to recognize, understand, label, express and regulate emotion – predicts not only good mental health outcomes, but also achievement in school (Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence).

Camp I Can For Girls

This summer we are expanding into a summer camp for girls, led by some of our amazing counselors. Camp I Can for Girls

For the summer of 2022, Camp I Can for Girls is offering Real World learning and social experience for girls grades 1st through 8th. Camp I Can is staffed by experienced Mental Health Therapists, and offers the opportunity for girls to grow their social skills, emotional management, kindness and friendship, self-awareness and conflict resolution. With a social-emotional learning platform, Camp I Can will integrate SEL activities and lessons, team-building experiences, fun games, and more!

Visit our Camp I Can website to learn more!

Dr. Julene Nolan

Dr. Julene Nolan - PhotoDr. Nolan is a psychologist, author, speaker, and owner of Phoenix School Counseling LLC, a private practice that serves non-public schools with counselors, consulting, and training services. She is the past president of Minnesota School Psychology Association and recently co-authored a college textbook on adolescent development: Real World, Real Challenges: Adolescent Development in Contemporary Society. Dr. Nolan serves schools and families with mental/behavioral health, school performance, and social/emotional learning needs.