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tips for virtual learning can be found on our Google Classroom site. Code: 2n2xucb

Click on the link below for an introduction to Stanley Counseling!


  • Take 5, deep breaths
  • Exercise!
  • Get lots of sleep
  • Limit caffeine and sugar
  • Cut WAY back on screen time
  • Delete apps that cause stress!
  • Listen to music or just quiet
  • Spend time with pets
  • Listen to a calming app 
  • Relaxation and mindfulness
  • Close your eyes and imagine that you are in a special, relaxing place- breathe!
  • Creativity: Do art, photography, journaling
  • Talk back to your negative thoughts.
  • Talk it out with a friend, family member or counselor
  • If you have strong feelings for a prolonged amount of time and need help sorting out what to do next, reach out to your Doctor, School Counselor, or School Psychologist for support and resources



Welcome to the Counseling Department

Welcome to Stanley Virtual School Counseling! We are available for email, phone and zoom calls. Please reach out via email and we would be happy to provide support and encouragement. Our email addresses are:

Emily Ferguson (A - F,  Monday - Thursday)


       Mary Nolan (G - O, Monday-Friday)


       Tiffany Sullivan (P - Z, Monday-Friday)



Stanley School Counselors see students via

Zoom and phone call:

Office Hour meetings: Mon - Fri  2:00 - 3:00 p.m.  Wednesdays and Async time, by appointment


Please email for a phone appointment or zoom link!


 For PARENT Assistance: 

We speak to parents during the morning and throughout the day via phone 

Please email us for an appointment


~The Stanley Counseling Department Thanks     LPIE and PTA for their support!

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Stanley School Counseling Services

Stanley Counselors are here to address the Academic and Social Emotional needs of Stanley students. We have the best job in the world because we are problem solvers and we see real change and improvement when we teach students skills and help the adults in their lives communicate and set up systems at school and at home to support their learning needs. We meet with students individually, in pairs and in small groups to offer creative interventions, establish rapport and offer a friendly, professional place to process adolescent experiences and strong emotions.

Stanley Counselors also support the adults in a students life. The teachers, administrators and parents are important stakeholders in the well rounded education of a student. We work together with adults via emails, meetings, and confidential phone calls as we develop plans and interventions to support the academic and social learning of our students. 

Students have confidentiality with their counselor except in moments when they speak of concerns about their own safety or the safety of others. In those moments, counselors will need to seek out additional support for that student. If your student is seeking regular Stanley Counseling, we will call or email you to bring you into the loop and make sure that you are aware and supportive of continued counseling support.

Due to our current Virtual Distance Learning, the limits of School Counseling Confidentiality have shifted a bit. We have put together the new virtual counseling guidelines and listed them here:

     Parents can access counseling by emailing the student’s individual counselor. Stanley counselors love speaking with parents, confidentially, about the myriad of issues and hormonal fluctuations that might be present for a fast growing adolescent. We are very familiar with middle school and can help parents navigate the issues that arise when students begin the natural process of seeking independence and autonomy which inevitably occurs during middle school. We can communicate via email or phone call- just reach out!

For Crisis support:

24x7 Counselors: This is a service for all callers needing to talk something out and get support. These counselors will not only provide text or phone counseling, but also refer to other social services resources you may request:

Crisis Text Line:  Text counseling - an amazing nationwide resource. If you or anyone you know is experiencing anxiety, stress, or isolation because of the #COVID19 pandemic: you're not alone. The trained Crisis Counselors at the US Crisis Text Line are here to help. To reach the counselors, just text SHARE to 741741. It's free, confidential, and available 24/7.

     Lastly, a quick THANK YOU to LPIE and all of the support that LPIE and PTA provide so that we can offer a high quality School Counseling Experience~ Go Wildcats!

The mission of the Stanley Middle School Counseling Department is to provide a safe and nurturing environment that supports the development of the whole child through academic, social-emotional and personal support and intervention strategies.

Department Goals:

  • To develop positive, trusting, relationships with students so that we can assist them in solving important personal, academic, and social issues.
  • To work collaboratively with teachers, administrators and parents to provide interventions for students’ success in school.
  • To connect students to activities that encourage positive personal growth and peer relationships.
  • To assist students and staff in realizing social- emotional, ethical growth, and cultural sensitivity.
  • To provide information and support to teachers and families about issues on campus and in the larger society that affect our students.
  • To help implement school-wide programs that support students’ academic, social-emotional growth, and positive school climate.
Contact Mary Nolan  Mary Nolan (925) 927-3541 Counselor G-O
Contact Tiffany Sullivan  Tiffany Sullivan (925) 927-3542 Counselor P - Z


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