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Counselors Corner

Welcome to the Counselors Corner! Your counselor is ready to help you. Our office is open from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The Idiot Game, video produced by Palms Counselors

Palms Middle School's approach to bullying revolves around a Golden Rule approach to dealing with name calling, teasing, and gossiping. It really works! Check out this video!

Mental Health Services

The Help Group logoThe Help Group Child and Family Center provides mental health services including individual therapy, family therapy, case management, and psychiatric services. They provide consultation, prevention, assessment, treatment, and linkage to other resources and services, in either English or Spanish. These services can be provided at home, at school, or at the office.

To be eligible for these services children must be in the Medi-Cal program. If your child does not have Medi-Cal, the Help Group will be happy to provide you with resources.

Parents can contact their child's counselor for more information and to learn how Palms supports The Help Group's efforts. Parents can also contact The Help Group directly:

The Help Group website

Location closest to Palms Middle School:

12099 W. Washington Blvd., Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA 90066

Main phone line: 310-751-1171

Intake coordinator: 310-751-1174

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Counseling and Community Resources

Download: Community Agencies 2019-2020

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