Hello! My name is Nydia Ochoa and I am the School Counselor at Scholarship Prep South Bay. My passion is to advocate and support students and families. I enjoy being a resource to others and encouraging our students to be the best versions of themselves. I graduated from California State University, Northridge with my Masters in School Counseling and received my Pupil Personnel Services Credential. I am looking forward to getting to know each other and working together in supporting the development of our South Bay students! Please see below to learn more information on the counseling program and family resources. You can also visit my Virtual Counseling Office by following this link: Dolphin Corner

Go Dolphins!

How does the School Counselor work with students?

Classroom Guidance LessonsSmall Group CounselingIndividual Counseling
Classroom guidance lessons are delivered to all students and are aligned with the ASCA National Standards. These lessons provide information and support for academic, social, and personal development. Topics may include career awareness, test-taking and study skills, developing a positive self-image, goal setting, conflict resolution, and friendships.

Small group counseling offers the opportunity for students with similar concerns or goals to learn and talk with each other in a safe and fun environment. Topics may include friendships, leadership, grief/loss, changing families, study skills, and organization.

Individual counseling is available to all students to discuss academic, personal, and social issues. School counseling is not therapy, but brief, solution-focused support for a problem that may be affecting their achievement and focus in school.

Who can refer my student for school counseling services?

Both teachers and parents can refer a student for counseling services. Once the referral is received, I will call the parent to gather more information. A consent form must be signed before a student can begin counseling. To fill out a referral, please use the links below:

Parent Referral Form (English)Parent Referral Form (Spanish)Staff Referral Form
Student Self-Referral
Contact information: 
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (424) 757-4566

Parent/Family Social Justice Resources

Mental Health Support:

The Trevor Project
LA County Department of Mental Health
Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services

Crisis Text Line
Text HOME to 741741