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Counseling Corner

My mission as your school counselor is to advocate for all learners, and develop guided programs with equitable access.
By maintaining the home to school connection, we can foster positive self-images through a collaborative effort, which leads to responsible and productive citizenship.
I strive to provide all students with the skills they need to be successful in academics, social and career development.  
I am able to use reliable data to make decisions and help to address the needs and expectations of our school.
This may look like:
  • Individual counseling support
  • Group counseling support and
  • A whole school wide intervention practice.
A comprehensive school counseling program is not simply a support service but an essential aspect of the total education program here at HTLA Middle School
School Counselor
To all HTLA Students and their Parents and Guardians: Should you require information about mental health services at the school or in the community, please contact Patricia O'Connor, School Counselor (818 583-6229, [email protected]

Text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the United States, anytime. Crisis Text Line is here for any crisis. A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds, all from our secure online platform. The volunteer Crisis Counselor will help you move from a hot moment to a cool moment.


Do you need help working something out? Do you want to talk to someone who understands, like another teen?  Call (310) 855-HOPE or (800) TLC-TEEN (nationwide toll-free) from 6pm to 10pm PST.

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