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Counselor's Corner

Counseling Services:

 

 
 
1. Crisis Counseling
2. Parent Consultations
3. Individual Counseling
4. Small Group Counseling
5. Classroom Presentations
6. Referrals for outside services and community resources are available for students and families.
 
STUDENTS:
 
PARENTS:
 

Tanner Boillot

Psychologist (MS)
tboillot@aoaschools.org
(510) 748-4017

Cherie Spivey

Psychologist (ES)
cspivey@aoaschools.org
(510) 748-4017 

Destiny Smith 

(510) 629-1939
WEBSITE 
 

Isobel Marcus

Mental Health Clinician
imarcus@aoaschools.org   
(510) 748-4017

Julie Cowles

Mental Health Clinician
jcowles@aoaschools.org 
(510) 748-4017 

Students


 
 

WE ARE HERE TO HELP YOU WITH

 

Making and keeping friends.

Setting goals for academic success.

Working with others.

Feeling good about yourself.

Adjusting to a new school.

Managing your feelings (stress, worry, anger).

Dealing with peer pressure and bullying.

 

Parents


 
 
WE ARE HERE TO HELP YOU WITH

1. Improving parent-child communications.

​2. Exploring ways to help student succeed in academic, personal and social development.

3. Providing referrals for community resources.
 

Web Links for Counseling Articles

Parenting

"First of all, parenting is not easy." "Mindfulness-based parenting class taught me to slow things down."

Media & Technology

When should you get your kid a phone? Media Guidelines? The pressure created by Social Media? Check out Common Sense Media

Anxiety

What is Social Anxiety? School  Anxiety? Test Anxiety? Links to books and articles on managing anxiety and dealing with embarrassment.

ADHD

School Success Kit and tips for Kids with ADHD. Is it ADHD or immaturity?

Academic Motivation

Schoolwork may feel overwhelming. Learn how to help your middle-schooler.

Diversity

Explore topics related to gender spectrum, gender identity and expression, as well as LGBTQ-inclusive education.
 

Frequently Asked Questions

 
Where is the Counselor’s office? Am I in trouble if I see the School Counselor?
Will you notify me if you spoke to my child? How do parents contact the counselor? 
 

 Resources

The role of counselors is to work with students and parents to help students' academic, behavioral and social growth.
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While we do not provide therapy or long term counseling, we can recognize and respond to mental health needs and help families in seeking resources.
Please remember, your student does not need to be “in crisis” to receive support from a counselor.

Get Involved: School


 
EVERY DAY – ALL SCHOOL DAY

​School success goes hand in hand with good attendance. Help your child succeed in school. 

Helpful Tip: Sleep


 
SLEEP MORE – ACHIEVE MORE

Set a regular bed time routine. Have your backpack and clothes ready the night before.