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About Counseling at Peterson

The Peterson Middle School counseling department strives to promote academic achievement while attending to the social and emotional needs of our students.  We offer a comprehensive counseling and guidance program that aligns with the National Model for School Counseling:

  • Tiered Interventions
    • Tier 1 (all students) - Classroom Guidance Lessons
    • Tier 2 (5-15% of students) - Groups, Individual check ins, SST meetings
    • Tier 3 (1-5%) - Health and Wellness, Outside Referrals
  • Individual counseling (social, personal, emotional and academic)
  • Academic advising (organization, time management, prioritizing, advocating, etc.)
  • Scheduling
  • Conflict mediation
  • Social skills
  • Mindfulness
  • Solution focused and responsibility counseling
  • Career and College exploration through Family Connections
  • Referrals to outside support services
  • Collaboration with the Health and Wellness department
  • Consults with faculty, staff, administration and district office
  • Mandated reporters
  • Managing intervention programs such as Homework Center, Wildlife, Read180, Academic Support, etc.
  • Student of the Month
  • Facilitate diagnostic exams such as the RI, MDTP and SBAC
Counseling Staff

  Beth Stamper photo              Lisa Freitas photo           Kelly Fregoso photo

       Ms. Stamper                         Mrs. Freitas                     Mrs. Fregoso

              A-G                                       H-O                                         P-Z

       408-423-2816                   408-423-2823                      408-423-2835

      Peterson Counselors have a Masters in Counseling, and a Pupil Personnel Services credential. 

Important Phone Numbers (Available 24/7)

Crisis Text Line:  Text HOME to 741741 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:   Call 1-800-273-8255

Santa Clara Suicide & Crisis Hotline:   Call 1-855-278-4204

Any Emergency:  Call 911