MEET YOUR COUNSELORS AT MARTINEZ JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL
The Martinez Junior High Counseling Program is privileged to have one full-time Academic Counselor and one full-time Mental Health Counselor to support students in achieving success in all aspects of their lives.
Program services include individual and group counseling for academic and behavioral issues, crisis counseling, parent consultation, collaborative teacher/parent/counselor meetings, assistance with grade-level transitions from elementary to middle school and middle to high school, introduction to college and career pathways, and elective planning for future years.
Students sometimes self-refer when they need to talk about academic concerns, peer issues, or emotional struggles. Students can initially be seen without parental consent, but if ongoing counseling is recommended then parents/guardians will be contacted and a consent form will be sent home.
Parents/guardians may make an appointment with a counselor when they have concerns about their child's academic, behavioral, or emotional well-being. This provides an opportunity for counselors and parents/guardians to share information and collaborate on support strategies.
Patty Acosta MA PPSC - Academic Counselor
925-335-5820 Ext 2052
Elizabeth Mora Rodriguez AMFT, PPSC - Mental Health Counselor
925-335-5820 Ext 2051
Shannon Gravier - SPED Counselor
925-335-5820 Ext 2197
Macie Van Eckhardt EdS NCSP - School Psychologist
925-335-5820 Ext 2410
Sarah Clugston - Registrar in Student Services
925-335-5820 Ext 2050
HOW DO I MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TO SEE THE COUNSELOR?
As a parent, you can call or email to make an appointment to see the counselor.
Possible reasons for contacting the counselor include:
As a student, see above on the different ways to connect. There are many reasons you may need additional support, and no topic is off-limits. Everything is confidential except for the limitations provided by law, for example, 1. If you are a danger to yourself or someone else 2. Child abuse/neglect is suspected or 3. In cases with a court order. Confidentiality will be held in all other instances. If you have questions about this please do not hesitate to ask.
TUPE - TOBACCO USE PREVENTION EDUCATION PROGRAM
The Peer Educator program is on hold for now during distance learning.