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MLK Wellness Center

Counseling department

Counselors Nellie Finn, Yvonne Lozano, Alondra Figueroa
King School Counselors(from left): Nellie Finn, Yvonne Lozano, & Alondra Figueroa

Counselors are assigned to students by the student's last name:
Student Alpha Counselor Email
A-Gom Nellie Finn nfinn@oside.us
Gon-Pg Alondra Figueroa alondra.figueroa@oside.us
Ph-Z Yvonne Lozano ylozano@oside.us

 

counseling services

Counselors focus on three domains of the student:
academic achievement, personal/social development, and career exploration. 

Complete Wellness Services List

School Guidance Curriculum

  • Academic skills support
  • Organizational, study and test-taking skills
  • Education in understanding self and others
  • Coping strategies
  • Peer relationships and effective social skills
  • Communication, problem-solving, decision-making and conflict resolution
  • Career awareness, exploration and planning
  • Substance abuse education
  • Multicultural/diversity awareness

Individual Student Planning

  • Goal-setting/decision- making
  • Academic planning
  • Career planning
  • Education in understanding of self, including strengths and weaknesses
  • Transition planning

Responsive Services

  • Individual and small group counseling
  • Individual/family/school crisis intervention
  • Peer facilitation
  • Consultation/collaboration
  • Referrals

System Support

  • Professional development
  • Consultation, collaboration and teaming
  • Program management and operation

 
These services are delivered through:

  • Classroom Guidance is a series of classroom lessons conducted by counselor (s) at various grade levels to promote academic, personal/social and career development of all students.
  • Small Group Counseling allows students to share mutual concerns with their peers. Emphasis is upon problem solving and the development of positive attitudes and effective personal skills.
  • Individual Counseling helps students learn more efficiently and effectively, with an emphasis on identifying concerns early before they become overwhelming.

An important obligation of counselors is to maintain the confidentiality of relationships with students. Therefore, the confidentiality of information received, and of any written or pupil records, is safeguarded. The counselor is obliged not to disclose information that a student has shared within the context of the counseling relationship, unless such disclosures are necessary to protect the student from posing a serious threat to him or herself or to others.