Laura Bitten » Meet the School Counselor

Meet the School Counselor

Hello! My name is Mrs. Bitten I am the School Counselor at Elementary School #8 .I have been in Belleville School District for 6 years.


My  decision to get my degree in School Counseling stemmed from the passion I have for helping children grow and become successful individuals. I find it gratifying to be a supportive role in helping students through challenging situations that they may face. Being an important part of students’ education and their social emotional development is something I very much take pride in.


As a school counselor I will provide school-based/ short term individual and small group counseling. I will also be visiting the classrooms to present lessons on various topics through our new RethinkEd SEL curriculum.


I look forward to working with all of the students and families this upcoming school year!


Email: [email protected]

Phone: 973-450-3500 x3805


In the case of a medical or psychiatric emergency,

call 9-1-1, Mobile Crisis, or dial 988 (Suicide & Crisis Lifeline) for immediate assistance.

If it is not a medical or psychiatric emergency and you have a concern for a student, a friend, a child or yourself and are looking to access support from a school counselor , please complete a Support Request Form below: