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What Does a Counselor Do?

over 2 years ago

By Diane Gomez

Many people may wonder what a counselor's job is like from day to day. Some people may imagine that a counselor's primary job is focused on schedule changes and working with discipline issues in school. However, today's school counselors are an integral member of the school wide education team. Today's school counselors not only help students reach their highest potential academically, but developmentally on a personal and social level as well. School counselors are also one of the most important facilitators of career development for students. According to the American School Counselor Association, middle school counselors specifically provide...

School Guidance Curriculum

  • Academic skills support
  • Organizational, study and test-taking skills
  • Education in understanding self and others
  • Coping strategies
  • Peer relationships and effective social skills
  • Communication, problem-solving, decision-making and conflict resolution
  • Career awareness, exploration and planning
  • Substance abuse education
  • Multicultural/diversity awareness

Individual Student Planning

  • Goal-setting/decision making
  • Student Planning
  • Goal-setting/decision-making
  • Academic planning
  • Career planning
  • Education in understanding of self, including strengths and weaknesses
  • Transition planning

Responsive Services

  • Individual and small group counseling
  • Individual/family/school crisis intervention
  • Peer facilitation
  • Consultation/collaboration
  • Referrals

System Support

  • Professional development
  • Consultation, collaboration and teaming
  • Program management and operation
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Counseling Referrals

over 2 years ago

By Diane Gomez

Child Abuse

VC Child Protective Services: 805-654-3200


Crisis (Teen) & Suicide

7 Cups Crisis Support:

24 Hour Crisis Line: 1-877-727-4747

Adult Crisis Line: 1-866-998-2243

Children’s Intensive Response Team: 1-866-431-2478

Coalition for Family Services – Domestic Violence Hotline (24 hrs): 1-800-300-2181

Interface Youth Crisis Line: 805-469-5882

Live Crisis Chat: or 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 or 1-800-784-2433

Teens Helping Teens Crisis Line: 1-800-852-8336

Youth Crisis Hotline: 805-469-5882


Domestic Violence, Rape & Assault

National Assault Hotline operated by RAINN: 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233



City Impact, Inc. – Parent Training Programs: 805-983-3636


Emergency Services

Police (Camarillo): 805-388-5100

VC Paramedic Medical Emergency: 805-517-2028

Hospital Emergency Services: 805-981-5301



Eating Disorders

National Eating Disorders Association: 1-800-931-2237

Grief Support

Camarillo Hospice Grief Support: 805-389-6870

Our House Grief Support: 310-473-1511 or



The Trevor Lifeline: 1-866-488-7386


Mental Health

CASA Pacifica Mental Health for Children & Families: 805-366-4040

Mental Health Outreach Clinic – City Impact, Inc.: 805-983-3636

Ventura County Behavioral & Mental Health Services: 1-866-998-2243


Public Health

Ventura County Public Health Department: 805-981-6830



County Homeless Services: 805-385-1800

Casa Pacifica, Centers for Children & Families: 805-366-4006

Runaway Shelter: 805-485-6114


Substance & Alcohol Abuse

Alcoholics Anonymous: 805-389-1444

National Association of Children of Alcoholics Info Center: 1-888-554-2627

Ventura County Behavior Health – Substance Abuse: 1-805-981-9200

24 Hour Crisis Line for Teens

over 2 years ago

By Diane Gomez

Are you having a problem that you can't seem to find a solution to?

Do you need someone to talk to?

Call or text 24/7 for help: 805-469-5822

Serving Ventura County youth ages 12 to 17