Nicolas Junior High School

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1100 W Olive Ave,   Fullerton, CA 92833
Phone: (714) 447-7775 Fax: (714) 447-7586

Counseling Department

Welcome to Nicolas’ Counseling Department


Our goal, in the Counseling Department is to support the success of the whole-student by assisting them with academic, career and social/emotional concerns. Our services include:


    • academic planning & interventions
    • grades & appropriate class placement
    • academic skills: time management, organization, homework routines and study habits
    • test taking strategies
    • learning styles
    • motivation and focus
    • transitioning to junior high
    • transitioning to and articulation with local high schools
    • high school and college tours


    • peer conflict and mediation
    • friendships
    • bullying
    • mental health concerns, including self harm/suicidal ideation
    • referrals for therapy
    • short-term counseling


  • CAREER: “PathFinder”
    • career awareness and exploration
    • career decision making theory and activities
    • career field trips
    • post-secondary options and planning


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.




You are welcome to contact us as follows:


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:

Ms. Ann Kim, MS/PPS

School Counselor

Phone: (714) 447-7775 x307


Hours: Mon-Fri, 7:30 am-3:30 pm


For concerns relating to mental health, individual or group therapy, or referrals to outside counseling clinics, please contact:

Mrs. Tanya Gustin, LMFT

Mental Health Counseling Specialist

Phone: (714) 447-7775 x127


Hours: Mon-Fri, 7:30 am-4:00 pm


Confidentiality Disclaimer:


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:

* The student reports that they are hurting themselves or want to hurt themselves
* The student reports someone else is hurting them or has threatened to hurt themselves
* The student reports that they are going to cause harm to another person


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.

Students can make an appointment to see a counselor by scanning the QR code below and completing the appointment form OR send an email to the appropriate counselor.