I went to college at Sonoma State University where I received a B.A. in Sociology and Criminal Justice. Afterwards, I received my M.A. in Counseling Psychology
with an emphasis in Education, and Pupil Personnel Services Credential, from the University of San Francisco. During my undergraduate and graduate work I worked for five years at a group home for Emotionally Disturbed (ED) boys. After graduate school I moved to the Sacramento Area and worked as a Social Worker for foster youth. I have been working as a School Counselor in EUSD since the 2006-2007 school year. In 2009 I attended California State University, Sacramento, where I became a Dropout Prevention Specialist. I am an active member of the California Association of School Counselors (CASC), and the California Association of Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (CALPCC). I am also a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) through the Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS). I really enjoy working with children, and I am especially fond of working with junior high school age students.
In my free time I enjoy playing soccer, softball, and snowboarding. I also love travelling and doing fun activities with my husband and our two daughters.
Eureka Union School District wants every student to leave the district with the skills necessary to be ready to succeed in high school, college, and beyond. Instilling the values and teaching the skills to students to prepare them for college and career readiness: academically, socially, and emotionally. School Counselors are the only professionals that have received specialized training in academic, personal/social, and career domains. EUSD values all components of their students, and knows that when a student has social and emotional difficulties occurring in their lives, that they are unable to access learning. Olympus students have regular and on-going access to their Counselor, with the goal being to increase academic success, positive social interactions, and attendance.
Don't keep your or a friend's depression a secret!
Reach out to a trusted adult (teacher, school counselor, parent, etc.).
Seek out help from your doctor or a mental health provider.
Go through an anonymous organization to talk.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline- 24 hours/7 days a week available to anyone struggling with depression and thoughts of feeling hopeless. Call to talk with someone and get information for yourself or a friend. Available to all ages.
Text "Listen" to 741-741 or call 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
The Trevor Lifeline Project- 24 hours/7 days a week available to call. The Trevor Lifeline Project also has a safe chat space or texting resource (those resources are not 24/7). For young people ages 13-24.