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SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL SUPPORT

School-based therapist, Ashley Wood

Emotional/personal counseling.  Referrals go through the counseling office.  Staff is on campus Monday-Friday.

Outside Services

Psychiatric Emergency Services..................(707) 576-8181

If you know of someone that is in an immediate life threatening crisis, please call 911 immediately!

List of Outside Community Therapists

List of Low Fee Counseling Agencies

Information on Mental Health Resources CAPE

Health Resources Through CAPE

Resources for Teens

 

Our Counselors

The MHS Counseling Team has eight remarkable Counselors:  School Counselors, MTSS Counselor, College & Career Counselor, and a School Based Therapist.

School Counselors

 Julie Natalini, jnatalini@srcs.k12.ca.us,  All Grades--A-C

Paige Wilson, pgwilson@srcs.k12.ca.us, All Grades--D-Gi & Q-R

Dorothy Burge, dburge@srcs.k12.ca.us, All Grades--Gl-L

Melissa Knoll, mknoll@srcs.k12.ca.us,  All Grades--M-P

Sophear Hang, shang@srcs.k12.ca.us,  All Grades--S-Z

MTSS COUNSELOr

Lucy Lucchesi, MA PPSC     llucchesi@srcs.k12.ca.us

The MTSS Intervention Counselor:

  • Creates, implements, and communicates systems of support for students.
  • Develops and utilizes systems of support to provide interventions for students.
  • Focuses on closing the achievement gap of students emphasizing the needs of English learners, foster youth, and students with low socioeconomic status.
College & Career Counselor

School Counselor availability:

Counselors are generally in their office from 8:15 -3:30 p.m. M-F and are available for drop in of students before school, at break, and after school as well as scheduled appointments.  We feel strongly that students should take advantage of the “drop in” times so that they do not miss valuable classroom instruction.  Students can also fill out a request to see their counselor which is located in the Counseling Office, if they are unable to utilize “drop in” times or if their counselor is unavailable.  Once the Counselor receives this request from a student, they will send a pass for the student during the school day to address any concern or question they may have.

School Counselor Caseload:

Generally, students are assigned to a specific counselor by the alphabet of the student’s last name.  The alphabet changes slightly from year to year but most students remain with the same counselor for all four of their high school years. 

Supporting and Empowering:

Counselors are generalists who have a wide breadth of experience, training, and education.  They can address ALL aspects of the high school experience such as academic, career, social, emotional.  The Counselor’s role at MHS is to deliver services to students, parents, teachers, and administrators to promote maximum student success in the educational setting.  While the focus of the counseling relationship is upon the individual, the Counselor recognizes the need to consider the student as a member of the school, the home, and the community. 

Though speaking to a school counselor can be therapeutic, the counselor does not practice psychotherapy.  Many times, Counselors must rely on referring students to outside resources to assist with in depth social emotional needs.

Schedule Change:

Schedule changes are only allowed the first two weeks for the fall and spring semester.  Any other changes put in a request to see your counselor.  

Free Periods:

Qualifications

  • Must be a SENIOR.
  • Must have earned 180 credits at the end of Junior year.
  • Parent/guardian must approve and sign the free period form
  • If the student meets the above qualifications, put in a request to see your counselor for the free period form, Counselor Appointment Request & Pass Form is in the main office.

SRJC Fall Enrollment:

If you are enrolled in a course at SRJC for the Fall 2021/22 semester you must send a screenshot of the course to your School Counselor if you are requesting a change in your MHS course schedule.  Also complete the Counselor Appointment Request & Pass Form in the main office to see your counselor.  

SRJC Course Completion:

If you completed an SRJC course that affects your class schedule this semester, you must request an official transcript be sent electronically to the MHS Registrar, Pauline Serna at pserna@srcs.k12.ca.us or your School Counselor before any changes will occur to your MHS class schedule.