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    Starr King K-8!                                                                                                                                

    I have been providing counseling services to Starr King K-8 on a full time basis since the 2013-2014 School year, however I have maintained an office at Starr King since the 2011-2012 school year as I was responsible for all of the K-8 Schools in the District at that time. Prior to that (2005-2011) I served the students of Greer Elementary.

    If you have a counseling question, concern or would like to make an appointment to see me, you may contact me by sending an E-mail message (see link below) or you may leave a detailed message on my voicemail at 916-971-7320 (Option 5) and I will return your call as soon as possible. However, if you have an emergency, please do not leave a message on the voicemail. 

    Please remember that school counseling is not therapeutic in nature and is short-term, solution focused on academics, social/emotional wellness and college/career interest based. If you need a referral to see an outside therapist/counselor, I can provide contact information about the process if you have MediCal coverage. If you maintain private insurance, you must notify your primary care physician for that information. 

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    Parents, students who have a certain time of day and space to do their homework are more academically successful! It is also important to take advantage of using your school issued planner daily so that your student can gain important organizational skills necessary for academic and career success!

    Outside Counseling Services: 

    If you have MediCal coverage and have a need for longer, therapeutic counseling services for your child, you may obtain services through Access Health Services by clicking on the link below:


    You may also opt to have therapeutic counseling services at the school site with a Licensed Counseling Intern through

    The White House Counseling Center: 

    For Information on The White House Counseling Center, call: 916-971-7640 
    Location: 6147 Sutter Avenue, Carmichael,  

    Outside counseling differs from short term solution focused school counseling and is available to help students and their families deal more effectively with the many problems and stresses that can occur at school, home, or work, that may affect school performance, or social and emotional wellness.  For your convenience, Starr King K-8  allows for on-site counseling through outside services.  In order to access this service, you must contact The White House Counseling Center or Access Health Services directly to arrange for "site based counseling at Starr King K-8." You must stress the specific  behaviors that you are concerned about and the behaviors must impact student in the home as well as in the school setting. If you have questions, or would like additional information concerning outside referrals, please feel free to contact me by E-mail or telephone. I am here to help!                 Mrs. Tobey, School Counselor

Last Modified on January 27, 2020