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School Based Counseling

School Counselors are able to facilitate individual or group counseling sessions to address student issues that have a negative impact on their educational process. Topics that may be addressed include: self-esteem, interpersonal issues, emotion management, organization, academic support, and behavior support, to name just a few. Although most sessions are scheduled, the School Counselors are also available to meet and check-in with students as needed or when issues arise. It is important to note that if student or family concerns become out of the scope of the School Counselor's work, she will refer the family to an outside service provider; the Counselor will work closely with the outside provider to assure that services and recommendations are continued in the school setting.
If you are interested in more information about School-Based Counseling please feel free to contact the Director of Student Culture or the School Counselor at 323-266-4371.
Yadira Almaraz, Elementary School Counselor 
Gisela Valenzuela, Elementary School Counselor 
Maria Kevorkian, Middle School Counselor 
Jasmine Rodriguez, Middle School Counselor

If you or a family member are looking for help with mental health or substance use, Care Solace can help you quickly find treatment options matched to your needs regardless of the circumstance. Care Solace is a complimentary and confidential service provided to students, staff, and their families by Arts in Action Community Charter Schools. Care Solace’s team is available 24/7/365 and can support you in any language.

If you would like to use Care Solace to help you find a provider:

  • Call 888-515-0595 available 24/7/365
  • Visit www.caresolace.com/aiafamilies and either search on your own OR click “Book Appointment” for assistance by video chat, email, or phone.



Information on individual treatment providers was gathered by Care Solace based on criteria such as geographic proximity, whether the provider accepts the authorized user’s insurance, and whether the provider is accepting new patients. The school district does not recommend, endorse, promote, or refer to any of the individual treatment providers.