Welcome to Peninsula Wellness Center

  • The Peninsula High School Wellness Program provides prevention and short-term intervention for all students facing social and emotional challenges that impact academic performance, attendance, and behavior at school. In a safe and supportive environment students can meet with a wellness counselor to discuss a variety of complex issues such as stress, trauma, suicide, depression, bullying, grief, self-esteem, family life, drug and alcohol use, relationships and gender identity and LGBTQ+.

    Students can learn positive, lifelong habits that contribute to their well-being and success. The Wellness Program provides short-term (up to 12 sessions) individual, group and/or drop-in support in a confidential, non-judgmental space staffed with therapists who are dedicated to improving the health, well-being and educational outcomes of all students.

    Students: Any student can come in for support during drop in hours. Please let your teacher know you want to come see Miss Lara L. Montoya, MS, LMFT at the Wellness Center and have them write you a pass. 

    Parents: Talk with your student's school counselor as the first step to accessing wellness services or come in during drop-in hours.

    Monday, Wednesday & Friday
    2nd period (9:22 - 10:10 a.m.)
    4th period (11:20 a.m. - 12:08 p.m.)

    Tuesday & Thursday
    5th period (12:43 - 1:31 p.m.)
    6th period (1:35 - 2:23 p.m.)


    Lara L. Montoya, MS, LMFT #124095
    Wellness Counselor
    Peninsula High School 
    T: 650-558-2435

Crisis Lines

  • If in crisis or in need of support please try one of our three local hotlines:

    San Mateo County Crisis Line: 650-579-0350 or 1-800-SUICIDE

    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 (TALK)

    Rape Crisis Hot Line (24 hour): 650-692-7273

    If in immediate danger please dial 9-1-1

Care Solace

  • Care Solace is an online resource with a live 24/7 concierge meant to assist individuals in finding local mental health related programs and counseling services. Learn more.

Wellness Resources for Parents and Guardians