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Welcome to the BHS Counselor Page!

We are VERY excited to be starting off the 2021-2022 school year in person! Whether you have opted to come to campus or to continue via virtual learning, your counselors are here for you! Please see the list of counselors below. To email your counselor, simply click on his/her name. If you need to meet with your counselor, please click on the Electronic Request to See Counselor link under your counselor's name. You can also put in a paper request in your 2nd period class- but the electronic request tends to be much faster! Once you have submitted your electronic request, please allow up to 48 hours for your counselor to reach out to you. The beginning of the year is pretty hectic but we will try to get you taken care of ASAP! 

 

If a student is in immediate danger/crisis, please contact the front office during regular hours at 661-324-9841. If it is after hours, please contact law enforcement or crisis services. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255. The local Crisis Hotline is 1-800-991-5272. 

 
 

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-Champagne & Avid

 
Alvidrez, Tiffani (Head Counselor) 
Counselor for students with the last names Chanserena-Esteban & PLTW
Counselor for students with the last names Estes-Joyner 
Counselor for students with the last names Juarez-Ochoa, ELD & Foreign Exchange

Counselor for students with the last names Ochoa Garcia- Schweiger & Foster Youth

Counselor for students with last names Scott-Z & Academy

Intervention Counselor, NCAA & Apex Coordinator
 

Martinez, Aaron
Guidance Tech
 
Thomas, Jason
Social Worker
 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Websites

Nami.org

National Alliance on Mental Illness

Adolescenthealth.org

Resources for mental and physical health

Suicidepreventionlifeline.org

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

Calm

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