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
Peninsula High School
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
Wellness Resources for Parents and Guardians
SanMateoCrisis.org - Teen Crisis Services. The StarVista Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Center's Teen Crisis Services consist of an online teen chat and teen text line, which are free, peer-to-peer services that are accessible from www.sanmatecrisis.org or by texting 650-747-6463. Teens can chat confidentially with trained youth peer counselors under Crisis Center staff supervision about various topics. While mainly focused on crisis intervention and suicide prevention, teens can also talk about school stress, relationship issues, and mental health challenges.
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