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Welcome to the BHS Counselor Page!
2021-2022 Counseling Staff

Have a fantastic summer! Summer school will take place June 5 through July 14. School won't be in session for two holidays: Juneteenth (June 19) and July 4

Counselors are not working full time during the summer and will be on campus sporadically. If you choose to email your counselor with a question, they may not respond immediately due to their limited schedules. 


If a student is in immediate danger/crisis, please go directly to the counseling office. If it is after hours, please contact law enforcement or crisis services. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255, or dial or text 988. The local Crisis Hotline is 1-800-991-5272. 


If you are worried about a fellow student who may be at risk of hurting themselves or others, you can use our Sprigeo School Safety Tip Line:


We have also created grade level specific Canvas Counseling Classrooms with all sorts of great information to help prepare for academics, careers, college, self-care, etc. Look for our link on your Canvas dashboard!

And as always- be safe and be kind!  

Counselor for students with the last names A-Cadena & Avid
Alvidrez, Tiffani (Head Counselor) 
Counselor for students with the last names Calderon-Dunn & PLTW
Counselor for students with last names Dupree-Geffney, 504s & Foster Youth
Counselor for students with the last names Gentry Neri-Luevano 
Counselor for students with the last names Lugo-Outlaw, ELD & Foreign Exchange
Counselor for students with last names Owens-Singh, NCAA (Uploads to Clearinghouse) & Apex Coordinator
Counselor for students with last names Sisneros-Z & Academy
Intervention Counselor, McKinney Vento, Probation
Guidance Tech
Social Worker
Substance Abuse Specialist
Cal SOAP College Success Coaches: TBA





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



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