Counseling » Counseling


De Anza Elementary


San Jacinto Unified School District

School Counseling Program


SJUSD Elementary School Counseling Vision Statement

The Elementary School Counseling Program strives to partner with staff, parents, and community stakeholders to provide a safe and caring learning environment where our students grow and develop into high-achieving learners. The program will equip our students for the opportunities and demands of the 21st century by offering differentiated, effective, and rigorous curriculum. All students practice safe, respectful, and responsible behaviors preparing them to be successful members of their community.



SJUSD Elementary School Counseling Mission Statement

The mission of the Elementary School Counseling Program is to ensure that all of our students receive equitable access to the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to achieve academic success, college and career readiness, personal growth, and social responsibility to become contributing members of their world and community.



School counselors are important members of the San Jacinto Unified School District’s education team. School counselors help all students in the areas of academic achievement, personal/social development and career development.


As an elementary school counselor, I can help students with:

  •        Working out friendship problems
  •        Setting goals
  •        Working well with others
  •        Feeling good about yourself
  •        Learning how to make decisions
  •        Managing your feelings
  •        Academic Success
  •        College and Career Development



Many of the services I can provide include:

  •      Classroom Lessons:
    •       Meet the Counselor
    •       Bully Prevention
    •       Test Taking Strategies
    •       College and Career Readiness Skills
    •       Violence Prevention: Early Warning Signs
    •       Whole Body Listening
    •       Second Step
  •       Small Group Counseling (grief, divorce, social skills and study skills)
  •       Brief Solution-Focused Individual Counseling
  •       Parent Consultations
  •       Parent Workshops
  •       Community Resource Referrals
  •       Crisis Response Counseling



*Please note: school counselors are not therapists and do not do “therapy”. Referrals for outside counseling services are available for children experiencing issues that may require therapy.



Your School Counselor is:

Sara Duenas


8:15 am -3:30 pm

951-654-4777 ext.3335