Meet the Counselors

Ms. Tam Ly
Director of Counseling

Additional Roles: Mental Health Awareness Club (MHAC) Moderator
(626) 696-4390

Ms. Tam Ly completed her BS degree in Human Services at Cal State Fullerton, her MS degree in Social Welfare at UCLA, and her second MS degree in Educational Counseling with PPS Credential at Concordia University. She began her career as a therapist and social worker, working with foster youth and child protective services. She later transitioned her career into education which was the perfect pairing of her background in mental health coupled with her passion for student services. This will be Ms. Ly's seventh year in education and third year at La Salle. She currently serves on the Principal's Council, Mentor Committee, Crisis Response Team, and is the moderator of the Mental Health Awareness Club on campus. For fun, Ms. Ly is an adventure enthusiast and loves to explore national parks, beaches, and thrill-seeking activities such as sky diving.

Ms. Laura Ives
Learning Specialist/Counselor

Additional Roles: Executive Skills Instructor
(626) 696-4340

Laura Ives earned her BA in Liberal Studies with an emphasis in Education and went on to complete a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential program at the University of La Verne. She began her career in education serving students as a classroom teacher. In addition to her teaching role, she held an Activities Director position and was inspired to work with students and families in the counseling field so she returned to the University of La Verne to acquire a Masters in School Counseling and PPS Credential. With her career in education spanning over 25 years, Mrs. Ives has served a wide range of students utilizing a "strengths-based" perspective and has continued to extend her knowledge specializing in positive intervention strategies. Mrs. Ives is the new Learning Specialist at La Salle this year. She will teach the Executive Skills course and be the AP Coordinator. She will serve on the Mentor Committee and Crisis Response Team. For fun, she loves to spend her time with her husband and two French Bulldogs, she also enjoys biking and listening to inspiring podcasts.

Mr. Patrick Henry
(626) 696-4402

Mr. Patrick Henry completed his BA degree in History from Saint Mary’s College of California and his M.Ed. degree in Counseling from the University of La Verne. He began his career as a teacher of World History, US History, and Religious Studies in Los Angeles and northern California before coming to La Salle College Preparatory. In addition to teaching, he has served numerous roles as an admissions director, academic advisor, college counselor, and as the chair of the counseling department. This will be Mr. Henry’s 42nd year in education and 34th year at La Salle. He continues to be a counselor and Mentor teacher, building rapport with families and serving as a strong student advocate. Mr. Henry loves to binge on history podcasts and dreams of driving along PCH to his happy place, Morro Bay.

Mr. Owen Hou ‘90
(626) 696-4314

Mr. Owen Hou earned his BA degree in Economics from UC Berkeley and his MS degree in School Counseling with PPS Credential from the University of La Verne. He is currently pursuing a second MS degree in Data Analytics at the University of La Verne. Before returning to his alma mater, he apprenticed with a college counselor and worked in logistics, sales, and educational consulting fields. Mr. Hou has been at La Salle for over 16 years and is an alum and parent of a graduate. He currently serves on the Mentor Committee and is the ACT/SAT Testing Coordinator. Outside of work, he is often found at his local park, where he coaches his children's soccer teams and also serves as a board member of his local AYSO region.

Mrs. Marcia Yu
(626) 696-4345

Mrs. Marcia Yu earned her Bachelor's degree in Business at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais, Brazil. She began her career in the Information Technology (IT) field working as an application developer, business analyst and IT Manager at World Vision Brazil. In 2000, she transferred over to World Vision International in Monrovia, CA where she worked as a senior project manager for global information systems. In 2015, she obtained her Master's degree in School and Clinical Counseling at Azusa Pacific University. She is now beginning her sixth year as a college counselor and fifth year as a Mentor teacher at La Salle. She also serves as the coordinator for the college tours, parent newsletter, summer college writing workshop, and junior and senior parent nights. Mrs. Yu is the proud parent of a daughter who graduated in 2021 and a son who is a junior.


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