The mission of the Counseling Department at Archbishop Riordan High School is to assist students in maximizing their personal, spiritual, and intellectual growth. To accomplish these objectives, the Counseling Department provides the following services:  

Personal Counseling Services (upon request or as needed)

  • Individual counseling to address problems of a personal or specific nature
  • Drop-in hours before school, at munch, lunch and after school
  • Parent conferences and referral resources
  • Specialized support groups as needed
  • Information for students on topics related to mental health
  • Crisis intervention counseling
  • Resources for parents with questions about adolescent development issues
  • Academic Counseling Services

General Academic Counseling

  • Graduation requirements
  • Additional opportunities outside the school day
  • Resources for tutoring services in the community
  • Standardized testing on National Testing Day
    Collaboration with certified counselors to provided educational assessments when needed

College/Career Services

  • Research strategies for college requirements and programs
  • A-G requirements
  • College, university and trade/technical school visits
  • Scholarships and financial aid
  • College Application workshops
  • Naviance Online System
  • Visit our College Counseling website here

The Counseling Department is staffed with divisional counselors that work with the same group of students over four years. The Head of College Counseling provides additional support to upper division students through the college search and application process. A part-time Counseling Intern is on staff to work with students and families to provide additional support.  An supplement Academic counselor provides additional support to students who are in the MAP program and also on academic probation or ineligibility.  

Counseling Department Directory
Division Counselor Location Email Ext.
Class of 2020 Mr. Aguilar Rm. 4 502
Class of 2019 Mr. Arias Rm. 3 224
Class of 2018 Mrs. Vincent Rm. 2 225
Class of 2017 Mr. Lin Rm. 1 504
College Counseling Mrs. Nagar College Room 241
Mrs. Martinez College Room
Academic Support Counselor Sister Joy Giovannoni Rm. 9 220