Benefits of school-based counseling services for schools, students and families include:

  • Counselors provide on-site screening, counseling, teacher consultation and parent support
  • Counselors are accessible to provide immediate crisis intervention and early intervention services for students and families
  • Students and parents trust counselors as partners within the school community
  • Parental consent is obtained prior to services, facilitated by the school
  • Parents don’t have to miss work, transportation issues are eliminated and students don’t have to miss school
  • No appointment is needed for emergencies, parental concerns and teacher/staff consultation
  • Allows for closer collaboration with teachers
  • Counselors are able to work with difficult students more frequently
  • Counselors are able to work with families more easily and more often
  • Lessens stigma for students and their families
  • Prevention programs increase competencies for youth, families and schools


St. Raphael Elementary School

St. Michael’s Elementary School

St. Columbkille Elementary School

St. Thomas the Apostle Elementary School

St. John Baptist De La Salle School

Cathedral High School

Junipero Serra High School

Bishop Conaty-Our Lady of Loretto High School

Salesian High School

St. Genevieve Elementary School 

St Genevieve High School

Holy Spirit-St. Mary Magdalen Catholic School

Tri-Cities/Baldwin Park Head Start



“CPLA supports our mission and offers individualized support for our students. The CPLA staff displays an ethic of care that is refreshing and welcoming. They have been integral in the successes of our school’s academic counseling and socio-emotional support services.”

-Christian De Larkin, Principal at Junipero Serra High School Gardena, CA

“CPLA has been a lifesaver. Our students and parents have access to necessary and critical mental health services. I see a positive impact on our community on a daily basis.”

-Vince O’Donoghue, Principal at St. Thomas the Apostle School Los Angeles, CA

“We are always confident that every counseling need, from day to day sessions to crisis emergencies will be handled promptly, efficiently, and professionally. Truthfully we would often be lost without the assistance of Counseling Partners of Los Angeles.”

-Terry Catlin, Director of Counseling at Cathedral High School

” CPLA counselors have been a godsend for the students of St. Michael’s. Their compassion for the children combined with their professionalism and competence has made a significant impact on our school community since they began working with us in September 2012.”

-Monsignor David O’ Connell, pastor of St. Michael’s Church


CPLA believes that every student can benefit from counseling and support services. We know that in many schools faculty and administration spend considerable time supporting students and their families when there are not counselors on staff. We would be honored to bring our program to additional schools. If you would like to hear more about our work and how we can help you support your students, please contact us at (310) 459 CPLA (2752).