• Play Therapists and Art Therapists

    • Art Therapists

    • Music Therapist

    • Grief and Loss

    • Trauma Resources

    • LIU Parent Resource Page 

        in this time of COVID-19.





To register a

new student,

please contact

Nicky Sanderson

at the

Administration Office

at 717-792-2796 ext. 1216. 

I will provide new student tours upon request.


Hi!  Welcome to my Lincolnway Elementary School Counselor webpage!  My name is Ms. Bicher!

Classroom Lessons

I am in each classroom at least once a month for a school counselor classroom lesson.  After each lesson, I will post a note with a description of the lesson on your child’s class Dojo page.


Small Group Counseling/Clubs

My counseling groups or clubs will look a little different this year due to Covid-19.  I will only be able to pull students from one classroom at a time.  When weather permits, groups will be held outdoors.  Groups will meet four to five times.  Topics may include:  Friendship Skills, Coping with Anger, Coping with Anxiety, review of classroom materials taught, etc.

Individual Counseling

School counselors are not therapists.  We work with students on a short-term basis to teach coping and social skills.  I will see a student 6-8 times individually.  If you would like therapy for your child, a referral list is located in the family resource section.  A referral list is also available upon request. 

The West York Area School District also partners with PCBH (Pennsylvania Comprehensive Behavioral Health Services) for School Based Therapy.  This can be done via telehealth or face to face with a licensed therapist from PCBH.


Contact information 

Ms. Vanessa Bicher, M.Ed. N.C.C.


School phone: 717-792-3902 ext. 4017

Message me on Class Dojo

Follow me on Twitter @MrsBicher

Parent form to refer your child to Mrs. Bicher click HERE

Ms. Vanessa Bicher, M.Ed. N.C.C.
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