School Counseling

About Our Counselor

Ashely Perkins-Aziz

She has been working with students since 2010. She has served in the South Bay for about 9 of those years. She also has experience with non profit agencies such as the YMCA and South Bay Community Services. She graduated from SDSU and has a passion for students! She aims to show students that anything they want to achieve is possible.

For more details on Ashely and contact details, click below

About Our Program

HGCS offers support to all students! Our school counselor works with students on Social and Emotional Learning. She can be found anywhere from inside a classroom doing an SEL lesson or in her office speaking to a student who has had a hard day. She works one on one with students for individual counseling and in a small group depending on the need. During sessions we work on topics such as coping strategies, social skills, self control, and more. She also works with students and families to get connected to outside counseling services and resources if necessary. Our program collaborates with teachers, admin, other staff, and parents to support our students.

Care Solace Resource

If you or a family member are looking for help with mental health or substance use, Care Solace can help you quickly find treatment options matched to your needs regardless of the circumstance. Care Solace is a complimentary and confidential service provided to students, staff, and their families by Howard Gardner Community School. Care Solace’s team is available 24/7/365 and can support you in any language.

If you would like to use Care Solace to help you find a provider:

  • Call 888-515-0595 available 24/7/365
  • Visit and either search on your own OR click “Book Appointment” for assistance by video chat, email, or phone.

Optional Disclaimer:
Information on individual treatment providers was gathered by Care Solace based on criteria such as geographic proximity, whether the provider accepts the authorized user’s insurance, and whether the provider is accepting new patients. The school district does not recommend, endorse, promote, or refer to any of the individual treatment providers.