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 and Ms Leslie. This is my 21st 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, and Tuesday and 8:00-12:00PM on Wednesdays. 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 this 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 6th grade students & 8th grade crews: Carroll, Jarvis, and Nowlen)
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 and 200-hr. Adult Yoga
Mindful Educators Certification
Challenge Course CertificationEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgWork Phone: (406) 542-4060 ext. 4608Office Hours: M and T 8:00-4:00 and W 8:00-12:00