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Counseling at Diamond Valley Middle School
 
Mrs. Heather Schott: Counselor for students whose last names start with the letter A-L.
Mr. Anthony Boenzi: Counselor for students whose last names start with the letter M-Z.
 
Due to the Global Pandemic all educators at DVMS will be holding office hours to ensure we can connect with you and you can connect with us!  Below please find DVMS's Counselor Contact Information.
 
Counseling Office Hours:
Mrs. Schott- Mon-Fri from 9:30 am-11:00 am
Mr. Boenzi- Mon-Fri 1:30 pm-3:00 pm
 
By Phone:
Mrs. Schott- (951) 925-2899 ext. 209
Mr. Boenzi- (951) 925-2899 ext. 210
 
By Email:
Mrs. Schott- hschott@hemetusd.org
 
Purpose
At Diamond Valley the counseling department works closely with students, parents and teachers to provide the optimal amount of success for your student. We follow national standards, focusing on three areas.   We help students with their decisions in a student's academic, social/personal and career choices.
 
Counselors Role
The middle school's counselor's role encompasses counseling, consulting and coordination. A comprehensive school counseling program covers three areas of student development:
  • Academic
  • Career
  • Personal/Social
 
Individual Counseling
In a confidential setting, the professional school  counselor employs specific counseling techniques to assist students in areas such as:
  • Planning for High School and College
  • Career Planning
  • Positive Attitude and Behavior
  • Decision Making and Problem Solving
  • Interpersonal Relationships
  • Crisis Intervention
 
Small Group Counseling
In small  group counseling, the counselor meets with two or more students. In this setting students work on shared tasks and develop supportive relationships. through giving and receiving feedback, students have the opportunity to gain valuable skills in how to learn and live with others. Group discussion may be problem centered, where attention is given to a particular concern or problem; or group discussion may be growth oriented where topics are related to personal and academic development.

Small group counseling is especially suitable for middle school adolescents. Groups provide a place where they can safely experiment with reality and test their limits. A unique quality of group counseling lets adolescents be instrumental in one
another's growth.

Small group counseling is an essential aspect of the role of the middle school counselor. The topics of the groups are mandated by the needs of the student population.