GUSD School Counseling

School Counseling VS Outside Therapy

School Counselors meet with students on an individual basis or group basis to deal with crisis management, skill-building, and problem-solving to support students' success at school


An outside therapist will provide more intensive, individualized, and ongoing therapy.


School Counseling conversations are confidential between the counselor and student unless there is a safety concern to break that confidentiality.


Meet the Counselors

Rosie Steen-Larsen, LMFT

GUSD Mental Health Coordinator


Ms. Rosie enjoys cooking, gardening, and spending as much time as possible at the beach collecting seashells with her family.

She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 20 years experience working with children and families.


Samantha Cole, PPS

GUSD School Counselor



Ms. Cole is a lover of video games, knitting/crafting, animals, and board games!

She has an MS in Counseling, with credentialing & specialization in School Counseling, as well as BAs in Teaching & Learning and Psychology.

Her cat, Bailey, saying hi!

Mrs. Quackenbush likes to grow dahlias, take adventures, and hang out with her wife and daughter.

She is a counseling intern in training with the University of Southern California and lucky enough to learn from Ms. Cole!



Ms. La Blue enjoys baking, going on hikes, and watching the sunset at the beach.

She is a counseling intern studying with the University of Southern California and is lucky to be learning from Ms. Cole!

The School Counselors in GUSD address the needs of students in all three domains; academic, social-emotional, and career development as well as helping create a positive and safe learning experience. GUSD's School Counselors also support students as they face issues that prevent their healthy development.