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

Hello! We are very excited that the 2022-23 school year is off and running! Need to see your counselor or the guidance tech? Students can either fill out a paper request in their 2nd period class or with our Counseling Secretary, Ms. Boyd, in the Counseling office. OR, students can fill out the electronic request to see counselor form for their counselor or the guidance tech. Links are listed below and are also located on the Counseling Classrooms in Canvas. If you would like to email a counselor, the guidance tech, intervention counselor, social worker or substance abuse specialist, simply click on their name below.  All student emails need to come through their Outlook accounts in Office 365. 

 

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: https://app.sprigeo.com/district/kern-high-school-district/bakersfield-high-school

 
 

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
 
Guidance Tech
 
Social Worker
 
Substance Abuse Specialist
 
Registrar
 
Cal SOAP College Success Coaches: Jayda Ramey and Sayria Rivera
 

 

 

 

 

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