Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Amy Friedman
My name is Amy Friedman and the kids call me Ms. Amy. I am excited to be back at Porter as one of the school counselors, along with Mrs. Adams. This is my 20th year in education working both in the states and internationally. I am passionate about middle level education and love working to meet the needs of all students and families by providing social, emotional, and academic support. I have an open door policy so please drop by and say hi. My office hours are from 8:00-4:00PM Monday- Friday. If you wish to schedule an appointment, feel free to email me at: afriedman.mcps.k12.mt.us or call (406) 542-4060 ext. 4608. I look forward to meeting all of you during the 2018-19 school year.
Here is a website that I like for mindfulness focused audios, especially before bed:
Guided Meditations – Mindfulness for Teens
You can practice with these guided meditation recordings from this website, or download them onto your portable device. It’s OK if it seems a little weird at first.
He recommends some great apps, which pre-teens really like. You might try one out first and see what you think would work best for your child.
Breathr: Dr. Vo helped to develop this mindfulness app for youth with the Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre (British Columbia, Canada). Free for Apple and Android mobile devices!
Stop, Breathe, and Think: Web and mobile app for youth, with meditations for mindfulness and compassion.
Calm.com: Free website and mobile app with guided meditation and relaxation exercises.
Insight Timer: Free mobile app with virtual “bells” to time and support your meditations, and access to lots of guided meditations by many different meditation teachers (including Dr. Vo).
MindShift: Free mobile app for teens developed by AnxietyBC, with mindfulness and other coping skills for anxiety.
Smiling Mind: Free mobile mindfulness app for young people, from Australia.
Headspace: “Meditation made simple.” This app has a free introductory period, after which it requires a paid subscription to continue to use.
(ALL 8th grade students & 7th grade crews: Agostinelli, Briner, Eisenzimer, and Hammitt)
M.A. K-12 School Counseling
B.A. Art Education
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC)
National Board Certified Counselor (NBCC)
Positive Discipline Parent&Teacher Certification
Kids Yoga Certification
Mindful Educators Certification
Challenge Course CertificationEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgWork Phone: (406) 542-4060 ext. 4608Office Hours: M-F 8:00-4:00