Phone: 805 385-1551 ext 5617


Degrees and Certifications:

M. Ed. P.P.S

Mrs. Lara

Hello Lemonwood Families, Students, and Friends.

Welcome to Mrs. Lara School Counseling Website!  I am the school counselor for Lemonwood School. I have the joy of working with students through classroom guidance lessons, small group counseling, and individual counseling.  I also collaborate with school staff and parents in order to best meet the needs of students.

What Does A School Counselor Do? 

Support ALL students in 3 areas of development




These supports are supported by:

Classroom Guidance Lessons

Lessons are provided in the classroom multiple times during the school year and positive interactions with every student during these lessons. Lessons typically last 20-30 minutes in length and cover topics such as school readiness skills, understanding feelings of self and others, problem solving skills, friendship skills, and study skills.

Small Group Counseling

A variety of small groups are offered to students who may benefit from spending some extra time developing academic, social or emotional skills along with their peers, and to students who are coping with similar life situations. Groups can have anywhere from 3-5 members and typically meet once a week. 

 Individual Counseling

Some students can benefit from one-on-one counseling regarding academic, social, or emotional challenges.

To support student growth, school counselors collaborate closely with:




Community Organiztions

Mental Health Providers

 Other Services/Roles:

  • Crisis Counseling                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
  • CST/SST support                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
  • Safe and Civil Team Member                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
  • Referrals to outside services and community resources