The Northwood Counseling staff continues to provide comprehensive support for students in all areas (social-emotional, academic, college and career). We understand that this may be a stressful time for students and will be available to assist them/you. Please contact your assigned counselor if you need support. To find a student’s counselor, please click HERE. Please allow 24-48 hours for a response, with the exception of holiday breaks and weekends.


Counselors will be holding regular virtual office hours to meet with students: 

Counselor Drop-In Office Hours  Link
Mrs. Kiakotos

Tuesday - Friday: 1:00pm-2:00pm
Ms. Ostovarpour Tuesday - Friday:  1:00pm-2:00pm 
Ms. Singer 

Tuesday - Friday:  1:00pm-2:00pm
Mrs. West

Tuesday - Friday: 1:00pm-2:00pm
Mrs. Smith (College and Career Specialist) Tuesday - Friday: 7:55am-8:25am / 1:00pm-2:00pm


If you need mental health support during distance learning, please consider the following resources:

The following list of online therapy options is not a comprehensive list of providers in Orange County and is NOT a formal referral from IUSD.  Please use discretion in selecting a mental health provider. If you have private insurance, consider calling your carrier for a referral list that suits your child’s needs:  

NHS Counseling Program

Our Mission is to provide a comprehensive, coordinated counseling program addressing the academic, college/career, personal and social development of all students. We advocate for all students and believe that every student can achieve his or her maximum potential. In partnership with the Irvine Unified School District, parents, or guardians, and the community, the school counselors at Northwood High School ensure that all students have access to the skills and knowledge required to become productive and successful members of society.

For more information about Northwood's school counseling program, please review our Counseling Program Profile.


Each student is assigned to a TA class which they follow from grades 9-12. Each TA teacher is paired with a counselor. Click here to determine who your counselor is based on your TA teacher.


Counselors are available to see students on a drop-in basis before school, during breaks, during tutorial, and after school. Students can make an appointment with their counselor by asking them or emailing them. Parents may make an appointment to see their student's counselor by contacting them via email or phone. We always prefer that the student is present at meetings with parents, however, we realize there may be instances in which you want to meet with us privately.