Welcome to the Stephen Foster School Counseling page!
    A school counselor works with ALL students to encourage a safe school climate of trust and respect. The school counselor meets with students to do brief, solution-focused counseling. School Counselors do Not do long-term mental health counseling/therapy. If your child needs extra support, we can assist you in the referral process for outside counseling services.

    Along with individual counseling, the school counselor also does classroom presentations, crisis intervention, runs social skills groups and provides resources to parents and teachers. The school counselor is a student advocate to help your child with their social and emotional well being.
    School Counselor, Ms. White
    Hello Foster families! I am so grateful for the opportunity to help your student see success! Here is a little more info about me. I am originally from Tennessee and moved to Los Angeles in 2009. I have a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and a Masters' in Educational Counseling (K-12). In my spare time, I enjoy cooking, reading Harry Potter books, travelling, my two cats, Carrie and Tino, and spending time with family and friends. I'm looking forward to helping your child achieve success inside and outside the classroom!" 
    Guidance Intern, Ms. Rebecca:
    "Hey Foster Bolts and family! I am the Guidance Intern here at Stephen Foster Elementary School, as well as a graduate student at Azusa Pacific University for Educational and Clinical Counseling. I support all students at Stephen Foster with social, emotional and academic skills through individual and group counseling and multiple topics. I also interact in the classroom by providing guidance lessons on respect and focusing skills, to name a few. 
    I enjoy hiking, traveling and trying new foods with my daughter and son. I am here to serve your students to maximize their educational experience. All students and parents are welcomed to visit the counseling room for all concerns and needs."
    If you are in need of resources for your student or have any questions, please contact Ms. White at jwhite@busd.k12.ca.us. Thank you!
    Google  Classroom Code: ipj47nl