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Welcome to the BHS Counselor Page!
 One of the best ways to get in touch with a counselor for non-emergency needs at Bakersfield High School is electronically! We have links below. To email your counselor, please click on their name. During this time of "shelter in place," we have created a new form that not only students can use but also parents and community members.  Once you have submitted a request, please be patient and allow a day or two for your counselor to get in touch with you.
STUDENTS! While we are all home during this unprecedented time of abundant caution to combat COVID-19, please check your Google Counseling Classroom daily!

. If you haven't already been added to your counseling classroom for your class level, please see the class codes below to join: 

Senior BHS Counseling Classroom code: muqpk7s


Junior BHS Counseling Classroom code: ivgvwug

Sophomore BHS Counseling Classroom code: 54mxdwp

Freshman BHS Counseling Classroom code: eykdday

Counselor for students with the last names A-Cazares & Avid

Alvidrez, Tiffani (Head Counselor) 
Counselor for students with the last names Ceballos-Diaz & PLTW
Counselor for students with the last names Diaz Campos-Jimenez Vargas
Counselor for students with the last names Johnson-Ochoa Garcia, ELD, Foreign Exchange, & NCAA

Counselor for students with the last names Okane-Shaw & Foster Youth

Counselor for students with last names Shehee-Z & Academy

Intervention Counselor, Apex Coordinator

Bell, Brooke
Cal SOAP Rep




Bakersfield High School Counselors Page of Resources (CPR) Addressing Anxiety


10 Techniques to calm your anxiety

  1. Manage your media diet (don’t believe everything you read online)
  2. Read a book
  3. Exercise
  4. Stick to a routine
  5. Give Mindfulness a try
  6. Write it out/journaling
  7. Watch a funny video
  8. Talk to someone who gets it
  9. Turn off your phone
  10. Drink water and eat regularly

4-7-8 Breathing 

(Before starting, adopt a comfortable sitting position)

To use the 4-7-8 technique, focus on the following breathing pattern:

Empty the lungs of air
  • Breathe in quietly through the nose for 4 seconds
  • Hold the breath for a count of 7 seconds
  • Exhale forcefully through the mouth, pursing the lips and making a “whoosh” sound for 8 seconds

**repeat the cycle up to 4 times



Deep breathing exercises for stress

National Alliance on Mental Illness

Resources for mental and physical health

Free and confidential support for people in distress and prevention/crisis resources for you or your loved ones


Useful Apps

Head Space

A free app for meditation and mindfulness


A free app for sleep, meditation, and relaxation

Stop, Breathe, & Think

A free app for mindfulness and compassion

Panic Relief

A free app to help calm fear or panic attacks as they are starting