School Counselors are trained to help students with regard to three domain areas: personal/social needs, academic concerns, and career planning. They provide direct and indirect support services for students, teachers, administrators, and parents relative to helping students maximize their full academic potential. School Counselors can see students individually or in small group settings. In addition, they sometimes make classroom presentations on topics related to any of those three domain areas at the request of teachers or staff. 

School Counselors also provide consultation for parents and teachers as needed on individual student or family issues that might preclude students from maximizing their academic potential. 

Counselors help students to: 

  • Sort out problems
  • Discuss feelings and needs
  • Explore options
  • Set goals

Counselors also help students learn new skills related to:

  • Conflict resolution
  • Anger management
  • Resilience
  • Organization
  • Study habits
  • Self-esteem

The Laguna Beach Unified School District Comprehensive K-12 Counseling Support Program is committed to developing each student's academic, social, and emotional competence. Elementary school counselors don't work in isolation; rather, they are integral to the total educational program. They provide proactive leadership that engages all stakeholders in the delivery of our district's quest for excellence and Professional Learning Communities programs, as well as other programs and services to help students achieve school success.


Ms. Lawson is available at El Morro Monday through Fridays from 7:30-3:00. Her office is located in the administration building behind the Front Office.  She can be reached at


8681 North Coast Hwy.
Laguna Beach, CA 92651 
P:949-376-2227 (attendance)
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