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Counseling Office

Counseling Services

Hello Eagles!

Welcome back to campus!  

We are so excited to be back on campus with all of you! As your counselors, we will call you in throughout the year to check in and see how things are going.  You are NEVER in trouble if you get a pass from your counselor. 

In addition, you can email us or fill out a slip in the counseling office in order to request a meeting.  If you want to fill out a request to see us, the best times to do so are before school, during lunch, or after school.  Once we receive your email or slip, we will send you a pass to come down and meet with us.  

Wishing you an awesome start to the new school year!  


The Alice C. Stelle Middle School Counseling Office provides a confidential environment where students and their counselors can navigate through the many issues which may arise during the middle school years. Counselors provide support and academic guidance to help students succeed in school and in life. The Counseling Office oversees all student records, standardized testing, and scheduling issues, as well as meeting with students individually and in groups. Parents are welcome to contact the counselors with any questions and concerns regarding their child.

Counselors: Pupil Personnel Services Credential - Counseling

Lauren Freedman

Lauren Freedman, M. S. Student last names: A-L

Bahar Shakiba

Bahar Shakiba, M.A. Student last names: M-Z

Other Staff

Counseling Secretary: Dawn Hidalgo 818 224-4107 option 1,

Psychologists: Arda Baboglian and Christine Zahka

504 Coordinator: Emily Wigger,


The mission of the A.C. Stelle Middle School counseling program is to support all students through a comprehensive and developmental approach. This is accomplished by addressing academic, personal/social, and college/career skills necessary to achieve quality learning and life-long success with the goal of becoming responsible and successful 21st-century citizens.

The following services are provided to all students by offering individual and group counseling in a confidential setting or through classroom presentations:

Services Provided

  • School guidance curriculum
  • Crisis intervention and prevention
  • Academic skills support
  • Organizational, study and test-taking skills
  • Communication, problem-solving, decision-making and conflict resolution
  • Career awareness, exploration and planning
  • Substance abuse issues
  • Multi-cultural diversity awareness
  • Individual student planning
  • Goal-setting/decision making
  • Transition planning

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