Counseling Center » Overview


As always, CMS school counselors are here for students and families.  Please check back on this page as we work to provide you ideas and resources to support you.
Please connect with us by using our email addresses below.   You may also use the online form by clicking on this link to send us a request.  We are checking emails and online requests periodically between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. on weekdays, except during holidays.  If you have an urgent need, please contact our district office for resources at 360-330-7600.
Laura Hoff
  • Full-time School Counselor
I grew up in Shelton, graduating from Shelton High School, then moved to Bellingham and earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology with a minor in Psychology. After graduating, I began working at Saint Martin’s University in Lacey and while there, earned my Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology. I spent several years working for Community Youth Services in Olympia at their residential facility for teens. Being there helped me realize how much I enjoy being able to support our community’s young people, and motivated me to go back to Saint Martin’s and earn my school counselor certification. I completed my internship at Spanaway Lake High School in Spanaway, WA, and then came to Centralia Middle School in 2015. I have two cats, the cutest dog in the world, and I love to spend my down time doing art projects.
Melia Livingston
  • Full-Time School Counselor
I was born in Michigan, moved to Illinois, and then settled in Madison, Wisconsin where I graduated from high school. I then moved to Washington State a while back where I married and was at home with my 3 children for many years. I finished my AA through South Puget Sound Community College before having children. I returned to the college experience during a new life chapter a few years ago to finish my bachelors in education while pursuing my teaching certificate. Since I was already working on the balance between full time work as an education assistant, and single parenting, I then chose to continue on with finishing my masters in education in school counseling. I enjoy middle school ages and desire to support the layers of changes that those students experience inside and outside of the school setting. Connection and relationship building are very important parts of my approach to school counseling with my students. In my free time I enjoy road trips, puzzles, hiking, my dog, and watching all of my kids' various activities.
Amy Hendrickson
  • Part-time Career and College Counselor (CMS from 11:30-3:00)
  • Part-time Counselor at Futurus High (Futurus from 7:30-11:00)
 I was born and raised in our wonderful Evergreen State. I earned my two-year degree in Early Childhood Education from Centralia College and worked with their Child and Family Development programs for 10 years. I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with endorsements in Psychology and Early Childhood Education from St. Martin University. This education and experience steered me to becoming a Social Worker for Washington State Department of Children and Family Services. As a Social Worker, I gain a variety of experiences in child welfare, drug court, and family reconciliation. My supervisor and coworker always knew I had a “teaching heart” so they mentored me into supervision so I could teach others! I continued my education with Lesley University earning my Master’s in Education and eventually I returned to St. Martin’s University to earn my School Counselor ESA license, which led me to Centralia School District where I feel I have the best job teaching and providing social work/counseling support. For 11 years, I was an elementary counselor and the past two years I moved to Centralia Middle and Futurus High to provide Career and College Counseling. I absolutely love developing and creating new programs and ideas as well as sharing my Personal Pathway experiences with students and families so I can spark hope and mentorship with them!  When school was tough and I gave up, my mom was my hope and spark saying, “No one can take away what you accomplish (school and experience). Try something different but finish what you started”. My mom showed me the way to my dreams and now I can help others with their path! In my free time, I love to travel with my husband, I am his assistant beekeeper, people who know me know I love birds and can be found outside in nature and I love spreading Random Acts of Kindness.