Meet Your Counseling & Mental Health Team!
Our School Counselors provide 1:1 and small group counseling short-term support to students. Additionally, counselors support our Social Emotional Learning, and provide resources and consultations to caregivers.
Sam is the counselor at Arundel and Heather Elementary Schools.
Kim is the counselor at White Oaks and Brittan Acres Elementary Schools.
Julie is the counselor at Arroyo Upper Elementary and Central Middle Schools.
School Psychologists provide social, emotional and behavioral support to students as needed. They also conduct assessments for students to see if they meet eligibility criteria to qualify for Special Education.
Arundel Elementary and Mariposa Upper Elementary Schools
White Oaks Elementary and Tierra Linda Middle Schools
Arroyo Upper Elementary and Brittan Acres
Heather Elementary School
Central Middle School and Heather's LEAP Program
Mental Health Associates, Interns, & Lead
The Mental Health Associates work with our schools through a partnership with One Life Counseling, and they are overseen by our fantastic Mental Health Lead, Kiersten Daniel Baca.
Katherine Chi- Tierra Linda Middle School and Mariposa Upper Elementary School
Cory Cravalho- Mariposa Upper Elementary School and Terra Linda Middle School
Eddy Caldera Flores- Central Middle School
Deb Cadenasso- Arroyo Upper Elementary School and Central Middle School
Briana McCarthy- Heather Elementary School
Anna Jung- Arundel Elementary School
Michele Dusche- Heather Elementary School and Arundel Elementary School
Xibin Wu- Brittan Acres Elementary School and White Oaks Elementary School
Frequently Asked Questions
- I'm in crisis, or my student is in crisis. What do I do? There are several options. You can call or text 988, the suicide and crisis lifeline. You can call Star Vista 650-579-0350, which is a local emergency services agency for folks 25 and under. Lastly, you can call 911 if the emergency is imminent.
- How do I access additional support for the social emotional needs of my child? You can contact your student's teacher to help connect your student to a counselor for 1:1 support, or group support. Additionally, you can directly refer your student to the counselor by reaching out to the School Counselor above. The School Counselor is the first point of contact, and sometimes additional team members will be brought in to help support.
- What happens when my student meets with a counselor, psychologist, or mental health associate? Every student's session and experience is different. Some students need long term support, others need one check in meeting. Some want to talk about friendship issues, others are sharing about their experience of depression. No matter what brings your student to counseling, they will have space to share what's going on for them. Outside parties will be brought in if a student reports wanting to harm themselves, someone else, or if someone wants to harm them.
- Where can I learn more about the mental health team? Check out these slides, and please email Director of Health and Wellness with any questions- [email protected]