Counseling

Hope Squad

Hope Squad

Scotts Valley High School is proud to announce our partnership with Hope Squad. Hope Squad is a school based Peer to Peer Suicide Prevention Program that builds a supportive community of students and school staff who are dedicated towards promoting the health and wellness of all students.
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Anonymous Reporting

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SCHOOL COUNSELORS

 SCHOOL COUNSELORS

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HOW TO HELP A FRIEND

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GETTING THE RIGHT START

Getting the Right Start

TAKING CHARGE OF YOUR MENTAL HEALTH

TAKING CHARGE OF YOUR MENTAL HEALTH

SADD MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS:

Mental Health & Wellness

SADD Mental Health and Wellness

ACTIVE SURVEYS

NAMI YOUTH FAMILY SUPPORT GROUPS

SVHS COUNSELING SUPPORT 

We can be reached by email at:

Sarah Hershey (shershey@scottsvalleyusd.org) - last names A-K

Grace Wahl (gwahl@scottsvalleyusd.org) - last names L-Z

CRISIS LINES

Local 24-Hour Suicide Crisis Line

1-877-663-5433 (ONE LIFE)  Serving Monterey, Santa Cruz, and San Benito Counties for over 50 years

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-273-TALK (8255)  www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

Crisis Text Line

Text HELLO to 741-741 Other information: Go to www.crisistextline.org

The Trevor Project

Text START to 678-678
1-866-488-7386

Mobile Emergency Response Team for Youth (MERTY)

1-800-952-2335

Website for Details

SUICIDE PREVENTION

COUNSELING & STUDENT SERVICES 2022-2023

As your student navigates through their high school career and the major developmental changes associated with adolescence, they may experience some challenges that require support. The SVHS Counseling Department is here to help. School counselors support students in their academic and social/emotional development. Our goal is to guide all students through these milestones in a healthy and positive way. We are advocates with a shared philosophy of providing equal access and opportunity to all of our students in a safe and rich learning environment at SVHS.  

SCHOOL COUNSELORS   

Sarah Hershey (MA,PPS), A-K
shershey@scottsvalleyusd.org

Grace Wahl (MA, PPS), L-Z
gwahl@scottsvalleyusd.org

Hours: Monday-Friday 8 am - 3:30 pm
Academic Intervention: Plan SST and 504 meetings. Oversee school programs for students at-risk.
Academic Planning:  4 Year Plan, Scheduling, and Student/Parent Presentations
College and Career Readiness: Naviance and college planning guidance and support
Social/Emotional: Promote social competence, decision making, problem solving and conflict resolution. Assess and refer to appropriate intervention programs to support student’s social/emotional or behavioral needs.

MENTAL HEALTH THERAPISTS

Please contact administration or school counselors for information or referrals.      

Mike Leimbach, Licensed Therapist
michaelleimbach@comcast.net
, 831-428-3600
Thursdays and Fridays 8:30am to 2:30pm

COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS AND PLANNING        

Amy Paul, College and Career Center Advisor
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays 10 am -1:45 pm
apaul@scottsvalleyusd.org

IB PROGRAM

John Postovit, IB Coordinator
Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday & Fridays
IB Scheduling, IB Questions/
jpostovit@scottsvalley.org

REGISTRAR

Barbara Tansy, Registrar-Transcripts

btansy@scottsvalleyusd.org
Monday-Friday, 8 am – 4 pm

COMMUNITY SERVICE

Amy Paul, Community Service Coordinator    

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays 10 am -1:45 pm
apaul@scottsvalleyusd.org