The Northwood Counseling staff will continue to provide comprehensive support for students in all areas (social-emotional, academic, college and career) while we continue distance learning. We understand that this may be a stressful time for students and will be available to assist students. Please email 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 available for scheduled virtual appointments throughout the Distance Learning period, with the exception of weekends and holidays. If you would like to schedule an appointment, email your counselor to set up a time. All meetings will take place on Google Meet or Zoom. Once a time is confirmed, counselors will send a link to join the meeting to students/parents via email. Students and parents will need to click the link in the email to join the meeting.
If you need mental health support during distance learning, please consider the following resources:
- For coping skills and support - http://gritx.org/
- Irvine Police Department: (949) 724-7000 (non-emergency line)
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
- California Youth Crisis Line: 1-800-843-5200
- Crisis Text Line: text START to 741741
- Helpful coping strategies: Coping Strategies
- 30 Activities we can do for our emotional health: 30ThingsWeCanDoForOurEmotionalHealthSELResourceSheet.pdf
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.
WHO IS MY COUNSELOR?
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.
Click on Counseling Staff below for each counselor's contact information.
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.
Important dates for the 2019-20 school year
- March 16- IUSD College and Career Fair
NHS Tutor Center
Need some extra help in a class? Come check out the NHS Tutor Center in Room 1105! It's open Monday-Thursday from 2:00pm-3:30pm, and is free for NHS students!