• Welcome to Ms. Gunn's Counseling site!

    As Mission Elementary school counselor, I aim to create a culturally responsive, safe space and strengthen my students' social and emotional awareness. I am here to provide motivational, solution-focused, growth mindset counseling that led to positive behavior and academic outcomes.

    This will be my first year working with your future leaders, and I am excited to be a part of their journeys. I will interact with students in multiple ways, such as classroom and guidance lessons focusing on self-awareness, self-regulation, and social-emotional techniques. In order to enhance the skills your students are being taught; I will send a parent newsletter with information on the topics to help improve their understanding of how to use the techniques in the school setting as well as in their everyday lives.

  • During the school year, I will be conducting lunch brunch and group counseling that will function for different purposes. Lunch brunch will be focused on different topics weekly, or bi-weekly; it will be a time for students to connect in a safe environment. Group counseling will focus on targeted issues such as grief, self-motivation, esteem, socializing with peers, and topics teachers, parents, or administrators feel are essential to improving positive student outcomes. I will notify parents if I am running a group that will enhance their students' growth, and I am always open to conducting groups parents want to see take place.

  • Contact me

    Amanda.gunn@oside.us 

    Tel: 760-966-8752

     

  • In addition to classroom/guidance lessons, lunch brunch, and group counseling, I will be providing short-term individual counseling to students. These sessions will focus on improving students' skills and outcomes. Mission Elementary has a long-standing partnership with Palomar Family Counseling Services (PFCS); I will refer students for long-term individual counseling or family counseling. If you feel your child needs someone to talk to, or if you would like to know more about my role as a school counselor, please reach out.

    Finally, I hope to support parents and guardians as best as possible. Please feel free to get in touch with me if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you for being a part of our family at Mission Elementary School.

    If you would like to refer your studnet please click the link:

    Counseling Referral Form

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