San Mateo High School Wellness Counseling

  • Hello San Mateo High School Students and Families!

    Check out the SMHS Wellness Linktr.ee for important links and resources! 

    Wellness Counselors offer a safe space at school where any SMHS student can receive confidential and nonjudgmental socio-emotional support.

    To meet with a Wellness Counselor:

Our Wellness Program

  • The Wellness Program at San Mateo High School 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 L.G.B.T.Q.+. 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.

    Services Provided:

      • Short-term (12 session) individual counselor support
      • Group counseling
      • Drop-in & crisis support
      • Mental health assessments
      • Referrals to community partners for:
        • Long-term therapy
        • Family therapy
        • Acute or severe mental health/psychotic disorders
        • Eating disorders
        • Trauma

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

    Text reading SMHS Wellness Center Drop-In Hours

Crisis Resources

  • If this is a medical or mental health emergency, please contact the following sources immediately:

    Crisis Resources

    • StarVista 24/7 Crisis Hotline: 650-579-0350
    • StarVista Teen Crisis Services (Monday - Thursday, 4:30 - 9:30 p.m. PST)
    • Crisis Text Line: text "home" to 741-741
    • Suicide and Crisis Lifeline: 988
    • Anonymous Alerts: www.anonymousalerts.com/sanmateouhsd
    • National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233, www.thehotline.org/
    • 911 or visit your nearest hospital emergency room if you can get there safely

    Parent Resources:

    Community Resources:

    • Care Solace is an online no-cost resource with a live 24/7 concierge meant to assist students and families in finding local mental health-related programs and counseling services (with or without insurance). Students and their families can access Care Solace services by contacting the summer Wellness team or:

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STARVISTA TEEN CRISIS SERVICES

  • In crisis or need support in San Mateo County?
    24/7 Crisis Hotline: 650-579-0350

    Text reading Starvista Teen Crisis services www.sanmateocrisis.org 650-7476463

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