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Counselor's Corner

Counseling Vision Statement

The Capistrano Unified School District School Counseling Program strives to provide opportunities so that every student will acquire the social-emotional, academic, and career skills to reach their fullest educational potential and successfully manage their lives as healthy, responsible, competent, and productive citizens who respect themselves and others.

Confidentiality guidelines

Confidentiality guidelines
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Welcome to the Counselor Corner, 


San Juan Hills counselors are available 5 days a week from 7:30am to 3pm to assist students with any social/emotional issues. Ms. Jordheim sees students whose last name begins with A-L. Mrs. Kessler sees students whose last name begins with M-Z. Discussions between the counselor and students are confidential. Feel free to contact the counselors if you think your child needs counseling.

Counselor Responsibilities

  • Academic Difficulties and Interventions
  • Short Term/Crisis Counseling
  • Social emotional counseling
  • Community Resource Referrals
  • Conflict Mediation
  • Student Study Team (SST) Meeting Coordinator
  • Home Hospital Instruction Coordinator
  • Section 504 Coordinator
  • Freshman at-risk intervention
  • School wide prevention programs including issues like stress, anxiety, coping skills, signs of suicide

Community Service Resources

Please see the attached comprehensive list of community resources covering many areas of need including, but not limited to; CUSD resources, hotlines, shelters, counseling centers, basic needs, and substance abuse assistance.

CapoUSD Community Resource List.xlsx 



Additional Resources for Students

School Counselors

Jenna Jordheim

Hello! I’m Jenna Jordheim and this is my 11th year as a school counselor in the California public school system (my 7th year with Capistrano Unified School District).  I have my Master of Science in School Psychology with PPS credential as well as a PPS credential in school counseling.   


When I’m not working, I play on two soccer teams and travel as often as I can.  I absolutely love my job and feel honored that I get to work with high school students to support healthy progress through struggles. 


Kasey Franks Kessler

Hi I'm Kasey! This is my third year as a full time school counselor. I grew up on Catalina Island and then moved to San Luis Obispo to attend Cal Poly and earn my BA in Sociology. I earned my Master of Arts in Counseling and PPS credential at Chapman University. In my free time I like running and being outdoors.


I have an open-door policy and love when I get a chance to meet with students and hear about their journey.I feel completely blessed to be able to get to work with the amazing colleagues, students and families that also call San Juan Hills High School Home.

Contact Information


In Person:

Monday - Friday

Office Location:

Administration Building    

Phone Contact:

(949) 234-5900

Fax Number:

(949) 488-9727






Non-Discrimination Statement

The Capistrano Unified School District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying in all district activities, programs, and employment based upon actual or perceived gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, ethnicity, color, religion, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identification, sex, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, pregnancy, age, physical or mental disability or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. Reference: AR 1312.3, BP 1312.3 and BP 5183.

Rich Montgomery, Executive Director, Human Resource Services/Compliance
33122 Valle Road, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(949) 234-9200

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