Nicole Varveris

Nicole Varveris

Nicole is an energetic counselor with 6+ years of experience working with high achieving students at Stanford’s Online High School. Nicole is passionate about guiding students through High School and puts an emphasis on getting to know her students holistically to best support them using a student-focused counseling approach.


I am a graduate of Palo Alto High School so I understand, first hand, the pressures to be a successful student in a high pressure environment. I am extremely passionate about helping students become the most successful versions of themselves. I bring energy and care to every interaction with my students which stems from a genuine desire to see them succeed. In my role at Stanford Online High School I help guide students both nationwide and internationally through their High School journey and into college. I take pride in helping students develop both academically and personally during such critical years in their lives so they are best prepared to thrive in college and beyond.

Counseling Style:

I am enthusiastic and genuinely care about getting to know my students both academically and personally. I strongly believe in the importance of building rapport and a strong foundation of mutual trust and respect so we can work as a team to support each student’s growth and development into the best possible version of themselves.


In my free time, I teach and practice yoga, enjoy visiting new places and trying new things, as well as spending time with my dog, Banana. I am a Palo Alto native and take full advantage of the beautiful and wonderfully scenic places surrounding the Bay Area.


  • BA in Applied Business and Economics from University of Oregon
  • MS in Educational Counseling from National University


  • California School Counselor Association
  • American School Counselor Association


“Your presence has given me comfort, relief, and happiness not just as a counselor who consistently championed my wellbeing, but also as a role model that cared for me and added lots of laughter and smiles to my day — I can’t thank you enough for everything you’ve done for me.”

“I wanted to sincerely thank you for all that you have done for me this year. You have made 9th grade so much easier and more manageable for me, and I thank you so SO much for your generosity, patience and support.You encouraged and cheered me up more than you could ever know.”

“Your calm and caring manner has made a world of difference to my daughter and our family this year. I have always felt that you have had my daughter’s best interest at heart, and your ability to so genuinely support us means the world. “