Our Counseling Center Team

Mona White, MS, MA, PPS

Dean of Student Wellness
Counselor

Kathleen O'Connell, MA, PPS

Dean of Student Wellness
Counselor

Nicole Schackelman

Counselor

Mission

 

In support of the Las Virgenes Unified School District Mission, the 360 Counseling Center is a student assistance program that offers support services to students and their families.  The 360 Counseling Center offers confidential counseling services to support students emotionally and academically. The center works collaboratively with the school sites creating an integrated system of support.  

 

Staff

 

Our staff are trained professionals who will provide confidential counseling services to students.  The family is involved in a process of identifying strengths and concerns in order for the most comprehensive support to be provided to each student.  Services are provided by California Credentialed School Counselors (PPS), as well as Mental Health professionals in the state of California. Additionally, the Center works with University of Southern California and California State University Northridge Schools of Social Work.  Social work graduate students will work with the 360 Counseling Center Staff to provide services to students. The graduate students will receive training from Counseling Center Staff and/or District Staff.

 

Services

 

Students referred to the 360 Counseling Center will participate in a structured family conference using the Brief Risk Reduction Interview and Intervention Model (BRRIIM).  We know that the family is important and identifying strengths is vital to creating a plan of support. Concerns will be identified in the conference and a plan will be created to address the concerns.  The student's academic and career goals as well as social and emotional needs will be identified. The plan includes student responsibilities, parent/guardian responsibilities, staff responsibilities, and staff recommendations. The student can be referred to additional counseling services through the 360 Counseling Center and be provided ongoing support as needed.  Additionally, appropriate community resources will be identified for the student and their family. Should a student require services beyond the scope of the 360 Counseling Center,  resources can be discussed with the family.