Welcome to Nicolas’ Counseling Department!
As your school counselor and mental health therapists, our goal is to support the academic success of all students. We work with students to assist them with academic, career and social/emotional concerns. We also work with students and families to support students in a variety of ways ranging from behavioral 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 to address student needs.
Students can request an appointment by using the QR code shown on the right hand side of this page (also posted in all classrooms) or send us an email. 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.
For concerns about grades, classes, schedules, transition to junior high/high school, career and college preparation, and general concerns or questions about your child's well-being, please contact:
Mrs. Pat Hsieh, MS/PPS
Phone: (714) 447-7775 x307
Hours: Mon-Fri, 7:30 am-3:30 pm
Mrs. Tanya Gustin, LMFT
Mental Health Counseling Specialist
Phone: (714) 447-7775 x127
Hours: Mon, Tues & Fridays from 7:30 am-4:00 pm
(Please note that Mrs. Gustin is on maternity leave for the remainder of the 2019/20 school year)
Ms. Rachel Phillips, AMFT
Mental Health Associate
Phone: (714)447-7775 x127
Hours: Wed & Thurs from 8:00 am-2:00 pm
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.