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Referral System

As a school counselor, I am a resource for all students, parents, families, and staff members at school. Please contact me if you or someone you know would benefit from receiving counseling services. 


Parents/Guardians may refer their child by emailing the counselor, picking up a Counseling Referral form in the front office, or by filling out a Counseling Referral form online by clicking here

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

Students may also request to see the counselor by asking their teacher or filling out a Counselor Request form located in the front office


My name is Kristin Larsen and I am your school counselor here at Chaparral Elementary School! I am very excited to begin my second year as part of the Chaparral Champion team. 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
  • Lunch Workshops for students
  • Short-term Individual Counseling
  • Short-term Group Counseling
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Conflict Mediation
  • Positive Behavior Support
  • Community Referrals and Resources
  • Parent 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 CHAMPIONS!! 


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

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School Counselor
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Contact Information

Ms. Kristin Larsen

Office Location: Front Office


Phone: 949-234-5349

Days on Campus: Monday-Wednesday


Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

San Diego State University


Masters 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





CUSD School Counseling Program


The School Counseling Program strives to provide opportunities so that every student will acquire the social-emotional, academic, and career skills to reach their fullest educational potential and successfully manage their lives as healthy, responsible, competent and productive citizens who respect themselves and others.



The mission of Capistrano Unified School District School Counselors is to provide a comprehensive counseling program that supports the whole child. School Counselors will focus on the needs, interests, and issues related to social-emotional, academic, and college/career development of all students through a multi-tiered system of support. School Counselors will advocate, collaborate and facilitate actions that promote a positive school climate, provide an opportunity for all students to access their education and achieve personal and academic success to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing world.

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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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