Welcome Ms. Larsen & Miss Pacini
Las Flores Middle School would like to welcome Ms. Kristin Larsen & Ms. Brittney Pacini to the counseling team!
Ms. Larsen is a second year graduate student at California State University, Long Beach. She will be graduating in May 2017. Ms. Larsen has her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from San Diego State University. Ms. Larsen most recently interned at Laguna Hills High School where she managed a caseload of 20 students. She also has experience facilitating groups counseling sessions. Prior to Laguna Hills High School, Mrs. Larsen was a Behavior Specialist at the Center for Austism and Related Disorders. Ms. Larsen will be working at Las Flores on Thursdays and Fridays
Miss Pacini is a first year graduate student at Chapman University working towards her Master of Arts degree in School Counseling & LPPC Licensure. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from San Diego State University and also studied abroad at the University of London. She has two years of experience working with students on the autism spectrum as a Behavior Interventionist. Miss Pacini will be working at Las Flores on Mondays & Tuesdays for the remainder of the 2016-2017 School Year.
Who is my School Counselor?
My name is Mrs. Goddard, but you can call me Mrs. G.
I am the School Counselor for Las Flores Middle School. I am a resource for all students, parents, and staff members.
As a School Counselor, I am an advocate for all students at Las Flores Middle School. I work with the guidance team to collaborate on the best plan for each student in order to ensure success. All conversations between myself and students are confidential. There are limits to confidentiality, if a student is being abused, is in danger of hurting themselves or others or has knowledge of another student in danger of harming themselves or others, the appropriate people will be contacted and this information disclosed. As a school counselor, I am trained to address concerns in areas of Personal/Social, Academic & College/Career. Most concerns will fall into these three categories, some examples of the areas I assist students and families with are:
- Making Friends
- Conflict Mediation
- Anger Management
- Self Esteem
- Grief & Loss
- Emotional Concerns
- Setting Behavior Goals
- Preparing for high school*
- College information*
- Suicide Prevention
- Self Harm Prevention
- Test Anxiety*
- Study Skills tips/tricks*
- Career Exploration*
*Your academic advisor can give some great advice in these areas!
Students get referred to me many different ways: by a teacher, by an administrator, by an academic advisor, by a parent, by a friend, or just walking in because they need to talk.
Everyone has a bad day sometimes or may go through a tough situation, either at school or at home. It is important to know you aren't alone and I am always here to help and listen to you. Please stop by my office (I am right next to the Academic Advisor offices in back of the attendance desk) or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Even if you are having a great day and year, it would still be amazing to meet you, so please stop by and say hello!