Counseling Team Vision and Mission
The vision of the Moreland School District Counseling Program is for all students to depart empowered with the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve academic, personal/social, and career success, and to reach their fullest potential as respectful, responsible citizens.
The mission of the Moreland School District Comprehensive School Counseling Program is to advocate for an environment that supports high achievement for all students and decreases barriers to learning, allowing students to become effective learners, responsible citizens, and productive members of a global workforce. In collaboration with other educators, families, and communities, this comprehensive school counseling program will maximize student potential and enable all students to experience educational success by providing preventative and responsive services in the areas of academic, career, and personal-social development to help students overcome challenges that interfere with learning and reach their fullest potential.
Access to Mental Health Services in Moreland
Moreland School District’s Counseling Program offers free, comprehensive school-based counseling supports to students. These services are provided by licensed and pre-licensed mental health professionals and credentialed school counselors. Services offered are evidence based, positive and strengths focused, and include individual, group, and whole class therapies in areas such as: stress management, coping and social skills, strategies to deal with grief and loss, anger management, conflict resolution, substance abuse therapy, and academic empowerment. When needed, the school counselor may also refer the student to outside professionals if school-based counseling is not sufficient to meet a student’s needs. Parents interested in referring their child to on-site counseling services may contact their child’s school office to obtain referral and consent forms.
Acceso a Servicios de Salud Mental en Moreland
El Programa de Orientación del Distrito Escolar de Moreland ofrece apoyo de orientación escolar integral y gratuito a los estudiantes. Estos servicios son proporcionados por profesionales en salud mental con licencia y pre licencia y consejeros escolares acreditados. Los servicios ofrecidos se basan en la evidencia, con enfoque en lo positivo y en fortalezas, e incluye terapias individuales, en grupo y de clase completa en áreas tales como: manejo del estrés, destrezas de afrontamiento y sociales, estrategias para lidiar con el dolor y la pérdida, manejo de la ira, resolución de conflictos, terapia en abuso de sustancias, y empoderamiento académico. Cuando sea necesario, el consejero escolar también puede referir el alumno a profesionales externos si el asesoramiento escolar no es suficiente para satisfacer las necesidades del alumno. Los padres interesados en referir a su hijo a los servicios de asesoramiento in situ, pueden comunicarse con la oficina de la escuela de su hijo para obtener los formularios de recomendación y consentimiento.
Counseling Services Overview
Our comprehensive School Counseling program at Latimer includes a variety of services for our K-8 students. These services include:
Individual Counseling: This is where we will meet with students individually for about 3-4 weeks for 30/min/week on any concerns teachers/parents have (i.e. study skills, coping skills, family issues, etc.)
Group Counseling: This is where we will meet with about 2-6 students in a group setting for about 8-14 weeks for 30/min/week on a specific topic (i.e. Anxiety, Anger, Social/Friendship skills, Self-esteem, etc. See Group Description Form).
Check-in: This is where we will check in with students either weekly, or every other week for about 10-15 minutes to see how they are doing, how their classes are going, etc.
Recommended Resources For Families
Moreland School District partnered with Care Solace to support the well-being of students, staff, and their family members. Care Solace is a complimentary and confidential care coordination service that can help you quickly find mental health or substance use treatment options matched to your needs regardless of circumstance.
If you would like to use Care Solace to help you find a provider:
Call 888-515-0595 available 24/7/365 in any language.
Visit www.caresolace.com/moreland and either search on your own OR click “Book Appointment” for assistance by video chat, email, or phone.
If you need any assistance, please contact Miss Aimee.
I’m Mr. Noel.
I am originally from Hawaii and this is my 1st year at Latimer School where I excited to start working with you all. I have been providing therapeutic services to youth since 2013 in individual, family and group counseling/therapy. My sessions include a lot of art therapy, sports, and play therapy. When not working with our Latimer Lions I enjoy playing basketball, going to the gym or collecting sneakers.
If you ever want to chat I am in either room 6 or room 19.
“No matter how difficult the challenge is, always stay positive and believe in yourself”
I’m Miss Aimee.
This is my second year at Latimer and I am so excited to be back. I love everything about working at a school. The students, the teachers, the energy and excitement, and of course the counseling! I really enjoy talking with students about what is going on at school or in their lives and supporting them however I can.
You can find me in Room 6 - The WOW Room.
Olivia Guerrero, PPSC
This is my first year as a school counselor at Latimer School and I am so happy to serve the students in this community! My life's mission is to support students in their aspirations.I believe everyone should have the opportunity to reach their full potential despite their ethnicity, gender or socioeconomic level. It is my passion to assist students in their educational journey. I have worked in education for about 12 years, primarily in SoCal. Outside of work, I love yoga, musicals and making smoothie bowls. Students and parents feel free to come visit me. My office is in the Library!