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Counseling

About Counseling Services

Guidance and Counseling services are provided by a licensed mental health professional. Students, parents, teachers, and staff may consult with the counselor on a confidential basis. If a student is not feeling happy or successful at school, the counselor may be of help.
 

Services provided:

  • Consulting with community members
  • Individual counseling sessions with students upon referral
  • Small group counseling
  • Classroom guidance lessons at teacher request
  • Meet the counselor to discuss any of the following:
  • Friendships & Relationships
  • Family changes
  • Grief issues
  • Mistreatment
  • Mediation
  • Safety concerns (for yourself or others)

Mission Statement

To create an environment that supports students through the challenges of Middle School with solution seeking, progress driven, community focused programs for each learner.

Schedule an Appointment

Schedule an appointment with your child's School Counselor via phone or email.

Student Intake Form

Joylynn Armijo-Paloheimo
(505) 857-9282 x33808
joylynn.armijo-paloheimo@aps.edu
ALL of 7th, 8th graders with last name A-M

Margaret Matteucci
(505) 857-9282 x33807

margaret.matteucci@aps.edu
ALL of 6th grade, 8th graders with last name N-Z

Tiffany Ortiz
505-857-9282 x33806
tiffany.ortiz@aps.edu
Registrar

Helpful Links

LGBT Suicide Prevention Resources

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Veterans Press 1.
  • Text TALK to 741741: Text with a trained counselor from the Crisis Text Line, for free 24/7
  • Trevor Project: 1-866-488-7386 (24/7)
  • Trevor Text/Chat: Text TREVOR to 1-202-304-1200 or chat via thetrevorproject.org
  • Trans Lifeline. Support for transgender people by transgender people 1-877-565-8860
  • SAGE LGBT Elder Hotline. Peer support and local resources for older adults. 1-888-234-SAGE
  • The LGBT National Hotline. Peer-support and local resources for all ages 1-888-843-4564