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Galvez Primary school counselor Mrs. Dara Thompson

Welcome! Go Pirates! I am Mrs. Dara, the school counselor. It is such a privilege to work with the students, families, and staff at Galvez Primary School.  I am a certified K-12 counselor and teacher. I am blessed to be at Galvez Primary, and I enjoy serving our students, their parents, and our wonderful staff. 

As the school counselor, I address the developmental needs of all students through a comprehensive school counseling program in the areas of academic, career and personal/social development.   I love helping children work through their struggles, and also helping them find out what their strengths are so they can become leaders in the school.  My advice to anyone, is to be thankful for what you have and also take away something positive from every situation (whether it is a good or bad situation). We all have obstacles, but it is how you face those obstacles that shows your true character! Be kind to everyone and remember to SMILE…because it is contagious! Please feel free to contact me with any concerns or questions regarding your children and their social/emotional and academic well- being. I believe in working as a team to achieve optimal success for every student!






"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose." 

Dr. Seuss



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  • Short-term Individual Counseling 

  • Short-term Group Counseling 

  • Consultation

  • Conflict Mediation

  • Referrals & Resources 

  • Crisis Intervention

Conversations between the student and counselor are considered confidential.

Parent / Teacher Referral
Student Self-Referral

Important Numbers

In an emergency or crisis:  Dial 911

Crisis Intervention Center  
(225) 924-3900 or 1-800-272-8367

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline  
1-800-273 TALK or 1-800-273-8255

LA Dept. of Children & Family Services 

COPE Team at OLOL Children’s Hospital 
(225) 765-8900 or 1-800-864-9003


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