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School counselors are vital staff members who work with parents and school personnel to help make PVSD a caring and supportive environment for every student. Counselors help students progress their academic, career, and social and emotional growth through prevention and intervention services. Such services are offered at a variety of levels ranging from individual meetings to campus wide activities. Read more below about what we do and how we do it.

At Corte Madera we provide support to students in various ways.

SEL: (Follow Castle Standards) Monthly themes and lessons.

Individual Counseling:  Student check-in's to address social emotional and academic challenges related to school.  

SST Meetings:  Staff and parents strategize to address behavior/academic concerns.

Please reach out if you have any questions or concerns.  


  • Sequoia Health Care District

  • Safe Space
    This organization is a youth-led, mental health-focused organization that empowers young people to engage openly with their local schools and communities. They create and implement initiatives to change the conversation around mental health by educating and encouraging our peers to speak up, support others, and seek help when needed. Check out their Resource page.

  • Parent Venture
    The Parent Venture is a nonprofit organization that extends the work of The Parent Education Series, which provides inclusive, high-quality education for parents, caregivers, students, educators and community members. Founded in 2006, the organization has reached over 90,000 attendees on critical issues - mental health, substance use, social media, and more - that impact the health, safety, and well-being of children and teens. All presentations provide simultaneous Spanish interpretation.

  • Kara
    Grief support for children, teens, and adults.  650-321-5272

  • Adolescent Counseling Services (ACS)
    Counseling services, education, support groups, therapy, and substance abuse treatment.

  • EPATT (East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring)
    One-on-One tutoring and mentoring, parent education from a bi-lingual staff, and tennis lessons for committed students.

  • HelpNow
    Requires San Mateo County Library Card. Connect live with an expert tutor for homework help in English & Spanish.

    Providing empathetic mental health care to children, adolescents, young adults and their families.

  • San Mateo County Pride CenterStudent Resources

Counseling Staff

Todd Patterson ‚úČ

650-851-1777 ext. 2654