School counselors are trained professionals, with a minimum of a masters degree, that support the healthy academic, social-emotional, and college and career development of all students in TK-12 school settings by designing, implementing, and evaluating a comprehensive school counseling program that promotes and enhances student success.

School social workers are licensed and/or certified mental health providers serving diverse groups of students, families, schools, and communities by providing evidence-based behavioral, social-emotional, and mental health services that enhance academic performance.

The School Counseling Department at La Mirada Academy strives to provide each student with a safe, caring, and nurturing environment that fosters their unique talents and strengths, and helps them acquire the necessary attitudes, knowledge, and skills to be successful in their education and become well-rounded individuals.

In order to achieve this, we have many duties in our school which include:

  • Facilitating classroom lessons in all TK-8 grades and classrooms

  • Coordinating school-wide activities to promote a positive school culture and student engagement

  • Conducting small-group counseling sessions 

  • Providing short-term, brief individual counseling

  • Responding to crises and supporting students social-emotional well-being

  • Consulting and collaborating with school staff and families to promote student success

  • Directing and referring families to diverse community resources, including long-term mental health support