Jackie Virnig (School Counselor)

email: jackie.virnig@frassatiwbl.org

My name is Jackie Virnig and I am thrilled to be back at Frassati! Frassati knows that educating and caring for your child goes beyond academics, and therefore, has partnered with Phoenix School Counseling where Dr. Jules Nolan, Dr. Steve Kahn, and myself, the in-house counselor, provide counseling and assessment services at school, as well as, presentations to school, business, and church groups. Dr. Kahn is a psychologist specializing in parenting. Dr. Kahn gives regular, free parenting talks around the community. Dr. Nolan has been an invited speaker at local, state, national, and international conferences and provides trainings in a variety of school and mental health related topics for teachers, parents, and students.

I attended University of Minnesota – Twin Cities and graduated with my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, and pursued my Masters of Science in K-12 School Counseling at University of Wisconsin – River Falls. I have counseling experience in both public and private schools, grades K-8. I genuinely enjoy my career because I get to work towards making a difference in the lives of our youth every day by helping them realize their potential– personally, socially, mentally, spiritually, and academically. I live in Vadnais Heights with my husband and four children: a high-school-aged girl, two boys in elementary, and a toddler boy complete my crew. We also have 3 dogs to add to the chaos! I have been coaching high school volleyball since the Fall of 2000. Other than coaching and counseling, I enjoy hanging out with family and friends at our home, up at the cabin, or grilling in someone’s backyard!

I provide a variety of counseling services, including short-term individual counseling, group counseling and classroom Counseling lessons. I am at Frassati every Thursday.

For information on mental health resources in the area, please contact Dr. Nolan at drjulesnolan@gmail.com.