Meet our ISS Counselors

No matter which division you are in, we are here to help! We will regularly be posting resources to support balance and well being during these changing times. We are also available for consultations.

Melanie Schmitz

Melanie Schmitz

Degerloch Lower School Educational Psychologist

 

Dear fellow parents and colleagues,

As I struggle everyday with my own balancing act between being a working mum and parent of two small kids, I want you to know that you are not alone. Included in the resources below are a few things that will hopefully be helpful in these strange and crazy times: guided relaxation activities for kids, videos for family discussions that are NOT about the corona virus, self-care ideas and reminders that we are all in this boat together. Do remember to be kind to yourselves as parents- because really, none of us have this ‘new reality’ figured out yet! If you find yourself needing to speak with someone about your concerns involving your children or your newfound parenting challenges in these constricted times, please feel free to email me at schmitzm@issev.de and I will do my best to get back to you in a timely manner. I wish you resilience, good health and an abundance of patience at this time, 

Ms Mel

Educational Psychologist (Lower School) 

a.k.a  the ‘Happiness teacher’

Dr. Anuradha Jain

Dr. Anuradha Jain

Sindelfingen Counselor and Psychologist

Dear ISS Community,

In the wake of the COVID- 19 outbreak & keeping yourself safe, you or someone in your family, are feeling overwhelmed with emotions like sadness, low mood, anxiety, restlessness and any other emotions arising from this constant battle of staying safe reach out your School counsellor. 

Sometimes it’s just not possible to sort through tough times alone. Problems can build up and you may lose sleep, find you can’t concentrate on distant learning, or even become sad because you can’t meet your friends.  So, when you need to talk to someone, your school counsellor can be a great place to start.

I am available to support students and their families with information and tips for managing stress, anxiety, and other mental health concerns and please see my resources below.

You can also write to me at jaina@issev.de. You can contact me anytime of the day and I will try my best to respond to you as soon as possible.

Dr. Jain

Kiri Luther

Kiri Luther

Degerloch Upper School Counselor and Psychologist

Dear ISS Community,

My name is Ms. Kiri Luther and I am the Upper School Counselor and Psychologist for the Degerloch Campus.

I am still available to support students and their families with information and tips for managing stress, anxiety, and other mental health concerns you might have during this time.

Please feel free to contact me between 8 am and 4:30 pm at lutherk@issev.de and I will respond as soon as I can.

Through this site, I will be sharing tips, videos, and information relating to mental health in the coming weeks.

In the meantime, take care.

Kiri Luther