Welcome to the JMS Counseling Webpage

Jefferson Middle School implements a comprehensive school counseling program by providing direct and indirect services to all our students.  Our program addresses the needs of all students by facilitating their academic, personal, and social emotional development. Through our program we help create a positive and safe learning climate as well as help our students feel connected to peers and adults at Jefferson Middle School. 

Direct and Indirect services include:

  • Individual and/or small group counseling
  • Support within the classroom setting
  • Classroom lessons
  • Academic skills support - organizational skills, goal-setting, monitoring progress
  • High school, college, and career planning
  • Crisis prevention and intervention
  • Student/family referrals for additional assistance
  • Consultation and collaboration with parents, teachers, and other staff
  • 504 plan evaluations

Our school counselor, Ms. Goli Balooch, is on campus 5 days a week and is available to all students. Students who would like to meet with Ms. Balooch can fill out a Request to See form, available in the front office, or email Ms. Balooch directly at

If you have any questions or would like to contact Ms. Balooch you may contact her via email at or phone at (310) 533-4794 ext. 8584.

Resources and Links

TUSD Families Connect - Resources on this website support our goal of improving the social-emotional wellness of our youth and setting them on a path for success.

Coping with Stress - From the CDC website, this page provides links for immediate help during a crisis, as well as resources for managing stress in the long term.

Kids for Peace - Projects and resources for kids, families, and educators in the age of COVID-19.

See Something Say Something  - The Say Something Anonymous Reporting System allows you to submit secure, anonymous safety concerns to help someone who may hurt themselves or others.

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