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Please select the appropriate button below in order to refer a student to the School Counselor.



Conversations between the student and counselor are considered confidential.  However, there are exceptions to this confidentiality.  If a counselor has reason to believe that a student is being harmed, neglected, or is a danger to him/herself or others, the counselor has the legal, ethical, and professional responsibility to report such concerns to the parents or the appropriate authorities.


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Meet Your School Counselor!

Dear Canyon Vista Parents and Families,

My name is Katie Pearson and I am the School Counselor at Canyon Vista Elementary School.  As a CUSD Counselor, I am committed to the academic, social/emotional, and career growth of all students.  Through this commitment, I provide a variety of services to students, parents, and families.  These services include:

  • Short-Term Individual Counseling
  • Short-Term Group Counseling
  • Classroom Lessons on Social and Emotional Learning (Second Step Lessons)
  • Consultation
  • Conflict Mediation
  • Referrals and Resources

Students can be referred for counseling support by staff or parents.  Students can also refer themselves using the self-referral form. Parent permission is required for short-term individual or group counseling. 

During the time that we are physically away from school, I will be available to you virtually.  Just like in school, my main priority is to provide you and your family what you may need during this time. 

Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions about counseling services.  I can be reached via email, telephone, or by using the Referral links on the left hand side of this page under Referrals.

-Mrs. Pearson, Elementary School Counselor


The School Counseling Program strives to provide opportunities so that every student will acquire the social-emotional, academic, and career skills to reach their fullest potential and successfully manage their lives as healthy, responsible, competent and productive citizens who respect themselves and others.


The mission of Capistrano Unified School District School Counselors is to provide a comprehensive counseling program that supports the whole child.  School Counselors will focus on the needs, interests, and issues related to social-emotional, academic, and college/career development of all students through a multi-tiered system of support. School Counselors will advocate, collaborate, and facilitate actions that promote a positive school climate, provide an opportunity for all students to access their education and achieve personal and academic success to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing world.


The School Counselor Believes ALL STUDENTS...

Are unique, valuable, and capable of reaching their highest potential.

Can learn and achieve social-emotional, academic, and career success.

Should feel safe, supported, and encouraged at school.

The School Counselor Believes SHE...

Is an advocate for all students and the school counseling program.

Works with all stakeholders (i.e. students, parents, staff, district, community) to provide a comprehensive, high-quality school counseling program.

Strives for professional excellence through continued study and participation in professional development.

Second Step Curriculum

Second Step
Second Step is our schoolwide Social Emotional Learning curriculum that is delivered to students by grade level. Each grade level receives a minimum of 6 lessons within the categories of Empathy, Skills for Learning, Emotion Management, and Problem Solving. Students also receive Home Links after many lessons to help involve parents in social-emotional learning as well.

Home Links are simple, fun activities that encourage interaction between students and their adult family members, caregivers, or other important adults. The activities give students a chance to practice Second Step skills outside of school and help families learn about the skills so they can use them at home. Below you can find links to all Home Links.

Mrs. Katie Pearson


(949) 234-5941

Google Voice (949) 484-5238

On Campus: Wed, Thurs, Fri

This Calming Room is a place for students and families to find tools and strategies for managing emotions and feelings.

Disclaimer: The following links are purely for educational purposes and are not intended as psychological interventions or as a substitute for psychological treatment. If you are in need of psychological help you should seek the consultation of a mental health professional.

COVID-19 Parent Resources

second step resources