Counseling Department

Welcome to the Fountain Hills High School Counseling Department page. We strive to implement the American School Counseling Association (ASCA) national model. We focus on three domains: academic, career, and social/emotional development.

  • The counseling office is located in B 116
  • Office hours are 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Non-students MUST check in at the front desk of the administration building to sign in and get a guest pass
  • Appointments are recommended
  • The guidance office fax number is (480) 664.5597
  • The FHHS school code is 030124

Counseling Staff

If you need any information, please feel free to contact our counseling staff below.

Dena Bruch
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About Dena Bruch


  • Registrar Information (including enrollments, withdrawals, transcript requests) 
  • AIMS Contact 
  • Graduation Verification

Marie Cooper
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About Marie Cooper

I am from the great state of Ohio! I graduated from Kent State University with my BA in Psychology in 2005. I also graduated from University of Akron with my MA in School Counseling in 2009. I moved to Lake Havasu City upon graduating, where I began my career as a high school guidance counselor. After two years, I moved back to Ohio, but shorty realized that Arizona was where I wanted to be. I moved back in 2012 to Prescott Valley where I was a guidance counselor at Bradshaw Mountain High School. I recently moved to Mesa to start my first year at Fountain Hills High School. I very much love my job as a high school guidance counselor. I enjoy helping students get through high school along with planning for their future!


  • Grades 9 and 11
  • Student scheduling
  • University/college/community college contacts
  • Advanced Placement coordination
  • Transcript review
  • Post-secondary planning

Jason Henslin
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About Jason Henslin

Jason Henslin is a 2002 graduate of FHHS and excited to be back working in his hometown. He is a licensed associate counselor in the state of Arizona and is currently working toward full licensure under the supervision and mentoring of Dr. Chris Nicholls. His role at the high school includes mentoring, coaching, and providing therapy for any interested student. Jason enjoys helping students find ways to cope with anxiety, depression, ADHD, and other issues by using a variety of techniques and focusing on the counselor/student relationship. He graduated from Grand Canyon University with a master of science in professional counseling in 2015.



Erika Phillips
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About Erika Phillips

I was born and raised in Indiana! I earned my bachelor’s degree in elementary education, grades one-eight, at Hanover College. Upon graduation, I moved to Dublin, Ohio, where I taught sixth and eighth grade science at Ann Simpson Davis Middle School. During that time, I obtained my first master’s degree in education in curriculum and instruction. After six years of teaching in Dublin, I decided to relocate to Arizona and attain my second master’s degree in school counseling. I worked in the online environment while pursuing my school counseling MA at Northern Arizona University, but I am very lucky to have found Fountain Hills High School. My passion for the school counseling profession runs deep, and I am committed to implementing a program using the best school counseling practices in order to evoke positive change in our students.


  • Grades 10 and 12 
  • Student Scheduling 
  • Transcript Review 
  • Post-Secondary Planning 
  • Military Contact
      Academic Development

      Career Development