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Referral System

As a school counselor, I am a resource for all students, parents, families, and staff members! Please contact me if you feel your student would benefit from counseling services. 


Parents/Guardians may refer their child for counseling by emailing the counselor, stopping by the front office and getting a Counseling Referral form, or by filling out a Counseling Referral form online by clicking here

Teachers may refer a student for counseling by emailing the counselor or by filling out an online Counseling Referral form by clicking here

Students may request to see the counselor by filling out a Counseling Request form located in the front office. 

School Counseling Report: Trimester One

School Counseling Report: Trimester One

My name is Ms. Larsen and I am your new school counselor here at Tijeras Creek Elementary School! I am very excited to be a part of the Tijeras Creek team and to meet and work with our wonderful students and families. I am here to help provide support services for all students to enhance their academic, social, and emotional growth. 


The goal of the counseling program is to ensure all students develop the knowledge, attitudes and skills that will lead to behaviors that support academic achievement and social-emotional well-being. The counseling program will provide a variety of services through out the school year for students, parents, and families in order to support that growth. These services include:

  • Classroom Guidance Lessons utilizing the Second Step social-emotional learning curriculum
  • Short-term Individual Counseling
  • Short-term Group Counseling
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Conflict Mediation
  • Positive Behavior Support
  • Community Referrals and Resources
  • Parent Education Workshops
  • Consultation

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or believe that your child would benefit from counseling services. I look forward to a great school year! GO TRAIL BLAZERS!! 


Conversations between the student and the counselor are considered confidential. However, there are exceptions to this confidentiality. If a counselor has reason to believe that a student is being abused, neglected or is a danger to himself/herself or others, the counselor has the legal, ethical and professional responsibility to report such concerns to the parents or the appropriate authorities.

Second Step Program

The Second Step program is a social-emotional learning curriculum delivered to all students through classroom guidance lessons conducted by the school counselor. Second Step is designed to build a foundation of social-emotional skills such as empathy, emotion management, decision making and problem solving to increase student's success in schools and prepare them to become responsible citizens. 


If you would like to learn more about Second Step and Social Emotional Learning click here

School Counselor

Larsen, Kristin
School Counselor

Contact Information

Ms. Kristin Larsen

Office Location: Room D6

Email: kmlarsen@capousd.org

Phone: 949-234-5349

Days on Campus: Thursdays and Fridays


Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

San Diego State University


Master of Science in School Counseling

Pupil Personnel Services Credential

California State University Long Beach


Professional Memberships:

American School Counselor Association

California Association of School Counselors


Non-Discrimination Statement

The Capistrano Unified School District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying in all district activities, programs, and employment based upon actual or perceived gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, ethnicity, color, religion, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identification, sex, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, pregnancy, age, physical or mental disability or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. Reference: AR 1312.3, BP 1312.3 and BP 5183.

Rich Montgomery, Executive Director, Human Resource Services/Compliance
33122 Valle Road, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(949) 234-9200

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