Dear TP Students and Parents,

Due to an increase in student enrollment, we are happy to share that the Counseling Office is now staffed at 6 full time counselors! We are excited about this as we know that all of our students will be better served with the lower counselor/student caseloads. This transition has caused a minor shift in our caseloads, effective immediately.
Here is the new breakdown for counselors this year: 
Natalie Seward: A-Coo
Julianne Velasco: Cop-Haro
Chanelle Lary: Harr-Lin
Toni Zurcher: Lina-Par & EL
Jennifer Magruder: Pas-Shr & AVID
Sally Gervasini: Shu-Z 

Welcome to The TPHS Counseling PageTop of Page


 Click to select an picture...

A counseling program is an integral component of the educational system and is vital in preparing and assisting students to be successful, lifelong learners. School counselors and other members of the student support team (school psychologists, school social workers, child welfare and attendance supervisors, and school nurses) assist students in making decisions, managing emotions, coping with crises, overcoming barriers to learning, and seeking access to the core curriculum. School counselors and members of the support team help students set short- and long-term goals, improve attendance, reduce and resolve conflicts, and prevent youth suicide. This support team works to create a positive learning environment; teaches self-management skills; acts as advocates for students; and provides relevant academic, career, and personal/social counseling to enable students to make informed decisions toward achieving their future goals.

School counselors are trained educators possessing a valid credential with a specialization in pupil personnel services (California Education Code Section 49600). As specialists in child and adolescent development, school counselors coordinate the objectives, strategies, and activities of a comprehensive counseling program, and they serve as representatives on district school guidance teams, such as school attendance review boards.

(California Department of Education 2015)

In order to effectively provide services to all of our students, student's first contact should be with their assigned counselor. In cases when the assigned counselor is not available, please know that ALL of the counselors have an open door in times of urgency and crisis.