I graduated from San Diego State University with a BA in Psychology. I continued my education at CSU Sacramento and received a MS degree in Counseling along with my PPS Credential. I have worked as a Group Home Counselor for Emotionally Disturbed (ED) Adolescents, a Social Worker for Foster Youth, a Substitute Teacher, and a School Counselor. I am thrilled to be part of the Eureka Union Counseling Team.
I enjoy working in schools, as I feel that education is the most important foundation we can give our children. I also appreciate the collaboration between students, teachers, parents and support staff. I believe that learning is a lifelong pursuit, and therefore I am always seeking continuing education for myself.
While away from work, I enjoy spending time with my husband and our two high school age children. You can often find me in the stands supporting one of their sports or activities. I also enjoy reading, walking my dog, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.
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. Cavitt 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.