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Caruthers Elementary School Counselor

School counselors focus on three main areas when working with students: Academic, Career, and Social/Personal. They create comprehensive counseling programs tailored to meet the specific needs of each school. The primary goal of a school counselor is to support students in their academic journey, which includes addressing any social and emotional challenges that may hinder their academic success. While school counselors help students navigate obstacles that affect their classroom performance, it's important to note that they are not therapists and do not offer ongoing therapy. In cases where continuous therapy is necessary, counselors collaborate with parents to ensure students receive the support they need.

School Counselor Beliefs

  • Every student can reach their full potential.
  • School counselors serve as advocates for their students.
  • Every student is entitled to equal access to the counselor.
  • Every student deserves respect and unconditional positive regard from the school counselor.

Student Referral 

  • Students:
    Students are welcome to stop by if they would like to meet with me.
  • Teachers: 
    If teachers have concerns about a student, they can refer the student by email or phone (Refer to the link below).
  • Parents:
    Parents with concerns about their child can contact me by phone, email, or visit my office during my hours.

Meet our Guidance Counselor

Welcome to Caruthers K-8 Counseling  website. As your counselor, my goal is to support the academic success of all students. I work with students to assist them with academic, career, personal, social, and emotional concerns. I also work with students and families to support students in any way, ranging from behavior concerns, communicating with outside services, to successfully transitioning our students to high school and preparing for life after high school.

Students can come by anytime to see me; teachers can also make a referral (Link on the website) or simply drop in if I'm available. Parents and guardians, please feel free to call or email if you have any questions, concerns, or would like to set up a time to meet to discuss your student. I look forward to working with all of our students and their families!

Viviana Guerrero,
MA, PPS School Counselor 

Phone: 559-864-6500 | Ext: 1027
Email: vguerrero@caruthers.k12.ca.us


The counseling program is here to help with the following:

  • Assistance with Organization
  • Academic Tracking
  • Report Card Monitoring
  • Referrals for our therapist
  • Short-term Individual Counseling
  • Referrals to Community Resources
  • Psychoeducation for Students
  • Parent Meetings on Request
  • SST Coordination
  • Small-Group Lessons
  • Schoolwide Classroom Lessons
  • Crisis screening and response
  • Restorative justice sessions
  • Anger and anxiety de-escalation
  • Information & brochures library
  • Peer-to-peer conflict resolution
  • Interest inventory for college and job exploration

Additional Resources