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Counselor's Corner

What does a School Counselor do?

Every student will receive a handful of classroom lessons throughout the year, which are taught by me. These lessons focus on controlling strong emotions, coping with stress, setting goals and making plans, organization and time management, and warning signs of depression and suicide.

Some students will need a bit more help with these topics, and that's ok! Students who are identified by staff to need additional support will be invited to participate in small group activities (typically during lunch) to help develop their social, emotional, or academic skills as necessary.

A few students might be going through a personal issue that requires an individual approach  (family changes, mental health concerns, bullying, friend problems, anxiety disorders, depression, grief and loss). These students are invited to meet with me on a 1:1 basis, so I can provide personalized support and community resources tailored to their unique needs.

For more information about the Middle School Counselor's role in your student's life, please view the Essential Role of the Middle School Counselor, which is published by the American School Counselor Association.

If you think your child needs additional support, please fill out the request form below!

Parent Presentations

800-273-8255 (English)

800-628-9454 (Español)

800-799-4889 (TTY capable)

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CUSD School Counseling Program

MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of Capistrano Unified School District School Counselors is to provide a comprehensive counseling program that supports the whole child. School Counselors will focus on the needs, interests and issues related to social-emotional, academic, and career development of all students through a multi-tiered system of support. School Counselors will advocate, collaborate and facilitate actions that promote a positive school climate, provide an opportunity for all students to access their education and achieve personal and academic success to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing world.

VISION STATEMENT

The Capistrano Unified School District School Counseling Program strives to provide opportunities so that every student will acquire the social-emotional, academic, and career skills to reach their fullest educational potential and successfully manage their lives as healthy, responsible, competent, and productive citizens who respect themselves and others.