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Welcome to Mater Dei Counseling

Our mission is to provide all students with a comprehensive school counseling program that encourages the development of the whole person: academically, emotionally, socially, spiritually, and vocationally. In partnership with teachers, administrators, parents/guardians, and a caring community, the school counselors support all students to become lifelong learners and leaders, committed to serving God and society with a profound sense of social justice, founded in love. We are located between the 400 and 700 wings, on the second floor above the library. The registrar, CHOC Psychology counselors, and International Student Director are also located in the counseling office.

Mater Dei students are assigned to their counselor alphabetically by last name. Counselors are available to assist with academic guidance, college and career planning, and wellness counseling and referral. We provide individual meetings, family conferences, classroom lessons, student/parent workshops and more.


Students are encouraged to make appointments with their counselor via e-mail. This is helpful in preparing for your visit. When you arrive at the Counseling Offices, you will be asked to check in on your iPad. Of course, if there is any emergency or urgent matter, please stop by and we will be happy to help you.  

Parents, our MD school counselors are here for you too! We are happy to respond to e-mail or phone inquiries. In person, phone, or Zoom call appointments can also be arranged. We kindly ask for appointments to be scheduled via e-mail. Note that our most important commitment is to our students' needs during the school day. We appreciate your understanding in allowing 24-48 hours for a response. 

Please see our menu of pages by topic for more information on our program and services.  We look forward to working with you!