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Mission Ave Counseling Program

Robert Bierer Ph.D. NCSP LMFT

(AKA Dr. ROB) is the Mission Ave School Counselor! I am excited to work with you.

What does a school counselor do?




School Counselors help students and families solve problems. A school counselor might help with many issues, including...


  • Friendship
  • Social emotional growth
  • Personal Metal health issues (depression, anxiety, ADHD, traumatic experiences, or physical health)
  • Limited group and individual counseling  
  • Changing families
  • Multiculturalism 
  • Empathy and Kindness
  • Reinforcing Pro-social behaviors 
  • Learning life skills
  • Referrals
  • Bullying
  • Grades
  • middle school/high school transition
  • clothing/food needs
  • career/college preparation
  • and more...


Questions (FAQs).  344-5269 Ext. 56744

                                    Email bierer_ro@aps.edu

Confidentiality and Informed Consent

APS School Counselors are required to follow the Ethical Standards for School Counselors. In addition, New Mexico State Law requires that any suspicion of child abuse or neglect be reported. Furthermore, if a student poses a serious threat to themselves or others, school staff is required to intervene and report to authorities.

Mission Statement

The mission statement for the Counseling Department at Mission Ave. Elementary School states that all students will be enabled to acquire the educational, occupational and social skills necessary to function and contribute productively in society.

Components of School Counseling

The components of a School Counseling Program are:

  • School Counseling Curriculum
  • Responsive Services
  • Individual Student Planning
  • System Report