About Kristeena Dewberry
Who I am
Howdy! My name is Kristeena Dewberry and I work for Communities In Schools of San Antonio. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors. I have been providing mental health services for over 10 years and I have been licensed for 5 years. I have worked with adults, children, and adolescents in the outpatient, inpatient, and school settings. I grew up in this district so I am excited to be back serving the teachers of NEISD. I graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology in 2006 and then enrolled at the University of Texas of San Antonio where I received my Master of Arts degree in Community Counseling in 2010. This will be my 8th school year working with Communities In Schools of Antonio where I have provided services to at-risk students in and around the San Antonio area.
As the Social-Emotional Wellness Coach my goal is to help you understand your students with complex needs. Behavior issues from one student interfere not only with their learning, but also the learning of every other student in your class. I will help as follow:
- Help you better understand the needs behind your student’s behaviors by utilizing TBRI strategies, which means you will become trauma-informed
- Help you understand how to communicate with students with social and emotional needs
- Help you communicate with parents about their child’s needs and to advocate for the needs of all of your students inside and outside of the school setting
These strategies allow you to focus more time on teaching than on correcting, which means your time in the classroom becomes more productive.
How to connect with me
I am available to meet in your classroom or in my office by appointment. Simply use the Schedule a Meeting form and we will get together. We can meet at my office between 8-4:30pm Monday-Friday and if you need an appointment outside of those normal work hours, I can make arrangements to meet your appointment needs. I am also available to meet with teams of teachers and to observe a student in a classroom, if you are interested. If you have any questions about the program or a situation with a student, a parent or other challenges, you can use this link to send me the question and I will get back to you promptly.
Kristeena Dewberry, MA, LPC-S
BASE Wellness Coach – NEISD