- Benette Estrella, Counselor, 9th/11th grades, email@example.com
- Urysaray (Sara) Sanchez, Counselor, 10th/12th grades, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Counseling Department at De La Salle North Catholic is committed to providing support for all students and their families as they work to meet the demands of high school and navigate challenges that may arise in school, at home, or in the community. Counselors work with students individually, in the classroom, and in small groups to improve academic performance, explore their abilities and interests, increase motivation, formulate realistic goals and maintain satisfactory personal and social lives. Counselors also educate students on psychosocial issues such as cybersafety, suicide prevention, dating violence, healthy relationships, substance abuse prevention, child sexual abuse prevention, mindfulness, and college and career readiness. We also help connect 9th and 10th graders to summer enrichment opportunities in order to allow students to explore their interests and build leadership potential.
The Counseling Department collaborates with students, faculty, and administration to build a positive and safe environment for all DLSNC students. We coordinate a Substance Abuse Awareness and Prevention Day for sophomores, as well as annually host Taproot Theater, a professional theatrical company that performs a drama addressing cyber safety concerns. We also actively support school-wide endeavors such as our DLSNC Advisory Program and the student-led Agape Day, which strive to increase a sense of inclusive community for our students and increase our school community's understanding of equity and social justice issues.
The STAR program is an outreach resource group to help students review how trauma and high levels of stress tend to affect teens and how they can begin to heal. STAR will help develop a coping plan to help students manage their stress levels. Students will continue to meet in coming weeks and will add to their coping plan when they learn new skills and strategies. STAR Program Director: Dr. Ally Burr-Harris, licensed psychologist, email@example.com; STAR Program Therapists: Dr. Karina Peters, psychologist resident, firstname.lastname@example.org, Soobin Im, predoctoral psychology intern, email@example.com.
Resources for Families
The Counseling Department is available to help parents and guardians find resources that can support our students and their families. We collaborate with Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation to provide free glasses and hearing aids to qualifying students. Feel free to call us to help identify low-cost medical and mental health/counseling resources.
Please see the following links for more counseling resources for parents and students:
- School-Based Health Clinics
- Health & Social Service Referral Source (211)
- Resources Galore (last updated 2011)
- OHP Low-cost or Sliding Fee Mental Health Service Organizations
- Counseling/Outpatient Services
- Youth Resource App to find Mental Health Services
Alcohol, Marijuana and Other Drugs
- Protective Factors - What Parents Can Do English | Chinese| Russian | Spanish
- Risk Factors - What Parents Need to Know English| Chinese| Russian| Spanish| Vietnamese
- Family Addiction - What is a Child to Do? English | Chinese | Russian | Spanish
- Talking with your teen about alcohol English | Chinese | Russian | Spanish | Vietnamese
- Talking with your teen about marijuana English | Chinese | Russian | Spanish | Vietnamese