Counseling Corner

Last Updated: 10/21/2022 1:35 PM

Camden Station Elementary

Counselor's Corner


Danielle Hardy, School Counselor


Danielle Hardy


Hello! I’m Danielle Hardy, the school counselor at Camden Station. This is my first year at Camden Station Elementary, and I am so happy to be here and to be a part of the Camden family!   I attended the University of Kentucky for my undergraduate studies and earned my Masters of Education in teaching Language Arts and School Counseling at the University of the Cumberlands. My family and I live in Oldham County and enjoy being a part of the Oldham County community. 


The vision for all Camden Station Elementary students to become lifelong learners and valuable citizens of the community is supported by the school counseling program as part of our students’ total educational experience. The delivery of services to students is provided through a combination of individual and group counseling, developmental classroom guidance activities focusing on Social Emotional Learning (SEL), consultations with parents, school faculty, and community organizations/agencies, and the coordination of related services. 

If you have any questions or would like to speak with me about your child, please call me at (502) 241-1271 extension 306 or e-mail: I look forward to a great year and am committed to helping our children reach their optimal potential as life-long learners!


Students can see their School Counselor via:

  • Self-referral

  • Parent/Guardian request

  • Request of the counselor, admin, and/or teacher or staff referral.  


Reasons parents/guardians might reach out to the School Counselor: 

  • Family health problems

  • Social concerns, issues with friends

  • To discuss additional needs of a student

  • Family changes, difficulties, or concerns

  • The recent loss of a family member or friend

  • Proactive discussion about a potential crisis

  • To discuss effective parent/child communication

  • Concerns over student achievement or behavior

  • Student is lacking motivation

  • Assistance in locating & coordinating community resources




The Gift of TIME

October went by so fast!  We have been so busy, and it is hard to believe that fall break is here. Whether you are traveling to someplace amazing or staying home, fall break is a gift! It is a time for our students and families to reset and get ready to finish out 2022. Life truly is busy, so I wanted to share this infographic that the Oldham County mental health team shared about making the most of 9 intentional minutes each day with your child(ren).


The most important 9 minutes of each day



Blessings in a Backpack


September was a HUGE success! Thank you all for jumping in and donating so quickly and generously! It's so much appreciated!

muffins, cinnamon sticks and red apples



October Blessings in a Backpack

Thank you all for a successful September blessings! This month's drop-off is scheduled for 10/25 and 10/26 at Camden Station. Bins will be located outside by the front entrance. When signing up, please note that all food items are needed in BOX form or packaged quantities. If you send items in with your student please mark them "For Blessings" to ensure they get to the appropriate place. Also, if you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to Blessings, please make your check out to "Blessings in a Backpack" and turn it in to Danielle Hardy. Thank you all for your generous donations!



As always, I am here to help your student so if I can be of any help please let me know!

Mrs. Danielle Hardy

502-241-1271 Ext. 306


Camden Station has a virtual counseling office that can be a resource for all of us! Take a moment to explore and see what is available as you click around! This virtual counseling office will be updated throughout the year. 

Click below

Virtual Counseling office for our Eagles


Welcome, Ms. Mahanes!

Ms. Mahanes

The Camden Counseling Department would also like to welcome our very own, Ms. Mahanes! She joins the counseling department as our SEL (social and emotional learning) interventionist. She will be working with our Eagles to help support their social and emotional needs. We are so excited to have her in this role! 


Teachers and Counselors spend a lot of time thinking about and supporting the Social and Emotional Learning of their students. But what exactly is SEL, and how can you support your child’s social and emotional learning? Click the link below to learn more!


What is SEL? Click here to learn more!


One thing that we talk about a lot in my office at Camden is our emotional reaction to an event or a situation. Often kids will overreact to something that happens; the size of their reaction does not match the size of the problem. This can be hard to navigate, but it is very normal.Sometimes anxiety, anger, or frustration can get the better of us. This happens to adults too.  Kids are developing their emotional intelligence, and it truly is a work in progress. They need guidance in this area, just like anything else.

 Guiding kids on how to react well is a wonderful way to help them grow in their emotional intelligence and a great way to connect with them as well. Managing emotional reactions means choosing how and when to express the emotions we feel.

People who do a good job of managing emotions know that it's healthy to express their feelings — but that it matters how (and when) they express them. Because of this, they're able to react to situations in productive ways:

  • They know they can choose the way they react instead of letting emotions influence them to do or say things they later regret.

  • They have a sense of when it's best to speak out — and when it's better to wait before acting on, or reacting to, what they feel.

  • They know that their reaction influences what happens next — including how other people respond to them and the way they feel about themselves.

If your child has a reaction to an event does not match the size of the problem, allow them to calm down and then be reflective about what happened and how they reacted. Things seems to stick better if you can guide them to understanding this on their own, rather than telling them. Have them explain the situation from their perspective and explain why they reacted the way they did. I have found visual charts like this can also be helpful for a reflective conversation:

Encouraging your child to be reflective, forgiving themselves, focusing on what they could have done better and what they hope to do next time is a step in the right direction to developing their emotional intelligence. Remember, this is a work in progress. Their brains are developing and their bodies are changing, so this one takes years, but reflection and guidance is always welcome as children learn and grow.


Please let me know if you have any questions or if I can support your child in any way!

 Warm Regards,

   Mrs. Hardy

502-241-1271 ext. 306



If you would like for your student to receive Blessings in a Backpack, call Mrs. Hardy, School Counselor at 241-1271 or e-mail the information below to All information will be kept confidential. 


Oldham County Resources

Beulah Land Baptist Church (Foundation of Hope): (502)222-1912
3509 West Highway 146, Buckner, KY 40010

Food Pantry


Community Chest of Oldham County: (502)222-0427
1919 Covey Trace, LaGrange, KY 40031
Utilities/Rental Assistance


First Steps-Kentucky’s Early Intervention System: (877) 417-8377
Services: First Steps can help you and your family answer questions and concerns you may have about your child’s development. 


Good News Shelter Corporation/Rose Haven Good News: (502) 225-0351
Services: Provides temporary housing and supportive services for families in Oldham and Trimble Counties who are temporarily without adequate shelter because of catastrophes, such as fire or floods, or financial setbacks caused by job loss, disability, divorce, illness, etc. Rose Haven serves only women in crisis and their families. 


Grace and Glory Lutheran Church (Bread of Life): (502)228-0650

11952 West Highway 42, Goshen, KY 40026
Food Pantry


High Point Ministries: (502)713-7090
424 East Main Street, #7, LaGrange, KY 40031
Clothing Closet (includes household items, personal care supplies, baby supplies), Food pantry


Hope Health Clinic: (502) 225-6711
Located in La Grange on the Baptist Health campus is a low-cost, primary care clinic for those without health insurance or those people with "high deductible" insurance plans.


LaCasita: (502) 322-4036
Services: Provide support for Hispanic families in the area by connecting them to needed resources like counseling, housing, legal consultation, food, clothing, school supports and more. They also have support groups for parents.  


Oldham County American Red Cross: (502) 222-0308
Services: Financial assistance, disaster relief, housing assistance, food bank, transportation, training programs, community winter help. 


Oldham County Health Department: (502) 222-3516
Services: Clinical: Immunizations, family planning, physical exams, WIC, Registered Dietitian, screening and treatment (TB, STDs, cancer, hypertension, cholesterol, diabetes, childhood lead, newborn metabolic screening); Environmental: premise sanitation, public facilities; Other: tobacco coalition, HANDS, Healthy Start in Child Care, emergency response team, communicable disease monitoring. 


Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
24/7 free and confidential support for people in distress and crisis prevention resources for you and your loved ones


Tri-County Community Action Partnership: (502) 222-1349
Tri-County Community Action Agency is a private non-profit corporation that has been serving the Henry, Oldham, and Trimble counties in Kentucky since 1974. We offer a variety of programs to enhance the quality of life of our participants. Many of our programs are offered at little or no charge to you.