Welcome to Nicolas’ Counseling Department!
As your counselor and mental health specialist, our goal is to support the academic success of all students. We work with students to assist them with academic, career, personal, social, and emotional concerns. We also work with students and families to support students in any way ranging from behavior concerns, communicating with outside therapists and agencies, and successfully transitioning our students on to high school and beyond. Additionally, the Counseling Department will be offering various groups and presentations throughout the school year.
Students can come by to see us to make an appointment or drop in if we are available. Parents and guardians, please feel free to call or email if you have any questions, concerns, or would like to set up a time to meet to discuss your student.
Mrs. Pat Hsieh, MS/PPS
Academic School Counselor
Phone: (714) 447-7775 x307
Hours: Mon-Fri, 7:30am-4:00pm
Mrs. Tanya Gustin, LMFT
Mental Health Counseling Specialist
Phone: (714) 447-7775 x127
Hours: Mon, Tues & Fridays from 7:30am-4:00pm
As professional school counselors and mental health specialists, we take pride in our role within schools and working with students with a variety of concerns, whether it is personal/social, academic, or career related. It is imperative to provide students a safe, reliable space when they feel they need the additional support.
It is our responsibility to keep topics/issues discussed with students confidential, unless:
Under these circumstances, we make the professional decision to contact the appropriate authorities, including notifying parents/guardians. Should you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.