Military Families

Robinson's Military and Family Life Program

Military and Family Life Counselor: Laura Leigh Gottula

a-picture-of-laura-leigh-gottulaLaura Leigh's's Bio

My name is Laura Leigh Gottula, and I am the Military and Family Life Counselor at Robinson Secondary School. I am very excited to be working with military students and their families. MFLCs provide nonmedical counseling to enhance social, academic, and emotional skills to support the wellbeing of military students and their families. Sessions are in-person, and all services are free and confidential. I am available to all military families and for consultation with school staff Monday-Friday. Hours are flexible to fit your schedule. Please feel free to contact me for more information.


Phone: 703.426.2242

Email: @email

Office: Subschool 10

Issues addressed

  • School Adjustment
  • Deployment and separation
  • Reunion adjustment
  • Sibling and parent-child communication
  • Behavioral concerns
  • Fear, grief, and loss

How do we make a difference?

  • Engaging in activities with children and youth
  • Providing short term, non-medical counseling support
  • Available at no cost to assist children and youth, parents, family members, and staff of child and youth programs
  • Providing behavioral interventions in classrooms, at camps, and in Child Development Centers to assist staff in setting and managing boundaries
  • Modeling behavioral techniques and providing feedback to staff
  • Being available to parents and staff to discuss interactions with children and other concerns
  • Facilitating psycho-educational groups

Services are private and confidential except for child abuse or neglect, domestic abuse, illegal activity, or any other duty-to-warn situations.

military-&-family-life-logoPresentation Topics:

  • Anger Management
  • Building Resiliency
  • Deployment
  • Children and Moving
  • Communication
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Coping Strategies
  • Divorce and Separation
  • Relationship Skills
  • Reintegration
  • Stress Management

Permission Forms

Please email completed form to Laura Leigh Gottula.