Counseling Staff

Welcome to the BHS Counselor Page!
Counseling Staff Picture

 We are very excited to be working with all of our Drillers! You can reach your counselor a couple of different ways. There are paper Request to See Counselor slips found in your second period classrooms or in the Counseling Office. Students may also fill out Electronic Request to See Counselor forms that can be found below under each counselor or on the BHS Counseling Classroom modules in Canvas. Emails can also be sent to counselors. The links to email addresses are embedded in each person's name listed below. 


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-Can & Avid
Tiffani Alvidrez (Head Counselor) 
Counselor for students with the last names Cap-Cro & PLTW
Counselor for students with last names Cru-Hal
Counselor for students with the last names Han-Med 
Counselor for students with the last names Mej-Q, ELD 1 & 2
Counselor for students with last names R-S, NCAA (Uploads to Clearinghouse)
Counselor for students with last names T-Z & Driller Academy
Intervention Counselor, McKinney Vento, Probation, Foster Youth, Apex Coordinator
Guidance Tech 
Social Worker
Substance Abuse Specialist
Cal SOAP College Success Coaches: TBA
2024 College and Career Boot Camp
A-G Breakdown





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