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As professional school counselors, I take pride in my role within schools and working with students with a variety of concerns, whether it is personal/social, academic, or career related.  It is imperative to provide students a safe, reliable space when they feel they need the additional support from their school counselor.  In alliance with the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) Ethical Standards, it is our responsibility to keep topics/issues discussed with students confidential, unless:

  • the student reports that they are hurting themselves or want to hurt themselves
  • the student reports someone else is hurting them or has threatened to hurt themselves
  • the student reports that they are going to cause harm to another person

Under these circumstances, I make the professional decision to contact the appropriate authorities, including notifying parents/guardians.  Should you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.


Counseling Department

Hello students and families!

I am Ms. Annie Kuang, your school counselor. As a professional school counselor, my goal is to support the academic, career, and social-emotional development of ALL students. I aim to build a safe and welcoming environment for all students where they feel supported, confident and empowered in pursing their goals. I work with students and families to support students in any way ranging from behavior concerns to successfully transitioning students to middle school and beyond. The following are other services I provide:

  • Individual counseling sessions - Address personal academic, career, and/or social-emotional concerns
  • Group counseling sessions - Group setting (3-6 students) to address common academic and social-emotional areas of need
  • Crisis counseling - Individual with immediate and urgent concerns
  • Classroom guidance lessons - Address academic, social-emotional, and career domains
  • Collaboration and consultation - Implementing classroom interventions, accommodations, behavior plans, and academic plans in conjunction with staff personnel
    • Student Study Teams (SSTs)
    • 504 meetings
    • Individualized Education Programs (IEPs)
  • Open collaboration and communication - Ongoing communication with parents/guardians to support student success
  • Community resources and referrals - Recommendations for counseling/therapy with outside agency/provider and resources for food/housing/clothing/healthcare/child care/etc.

Students can come by any time to see me or make an appointment. I attend Mission San Jose Elementary Monday and Tuesday, and Millard Elementary Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Teachers, staff, and families are also welcomed to make referrals. Parents and guardians, please feel free to call or email (best) if you have any questions, concerns, or would like to set up a time to meet to discuss. I look forward to working with you all!


Go Mustangs!

Annie Kuang, M.S., PPS


Contact me

Ms. Annie Kuang
Elementary School Counselor K-5
(510) 657 - 0344 ext. 26025
Virtual counseling office