Hello Valley View Vikings!
My name is Ms. Torres and I will be your new counselor! I am excited to working exclusively at Valley View. Before VV, I was Westside’s crisis counselor so I am happy to finally have a home.
My area of focus is Social Emotional Learning. I love to teach kids how to manage and cope with their emotions.
I received two Bachelor's in Arts Degrees in Psychology and Spanish with an Emphasis in Translation and Interpretation from Mount Saint Mary's University in 2008.
In 2009, I started my Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at California State University Long Beach where I specialized in Eating Disorders and Child Play Therapy.
While doing my internship at Five Acres in Pasadena, I worked with students at an elementary school where I discovered my true calling... School Counseling!
I finished my classes and decided to apply for the School Counseling Master's Degree at CSULB. I knew that I would have to be in school for another two years but it was the best decision of my life. I am fortunate to get to do what I love everyday!
I graduated from Cal State Long Beach with my Master's in School Counseling in 2014 and that summer started working for Westside Union School District.
Been here for 6 years and counting....