Northgate High School 

Counseling Department

Welcome to the Northgate School Counseling Page! The mission of the Northgate High School Counseling Department is to empower all students to achieve academic, personal/social, and career success by fostering a growth mindset that promotes resilience and perseverance, as well as to create a nurturing environment that encourages respect and celebrates diversity.

Students are welcome to drop in before school, during brunch or lunch, or after school. Students can also fill out the Counselor Appointment Google Form to schedule an appointment.

If parents have questions or concerns, please call or email the designated counselor. We are happy to answer questions via email or set up a phone/in-person meeting.

Mrs. Owen

School counselor

Last names A-GL


ext: 3546

Ms. Driver

School Counselor

Last names GO-N


ext: 3526

Mrs. Mercado

School Counselor

Last names O-Z


ext: 3539

Mrs. Santos

College/Career Advisor

All Students


ext: 3525


If you or your child is experiencing a mental health emergency, please contact the following:

Contra Costa Youth Crisis (17 and younger): 877-441-1089

Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ+ youth): 866-488-7386 or Text "Start" to 678-678

Contra Costa Crisis Center: Dial 211 or Text "Hope" to 20121

National Lifeline: Dial 988

If you are experiencing any other life-threatening emergency, Dial 911 immediately or go to the nearest emergency room/hospital

Northgate High School 425 Castle Rock RoadWalnut Creek, CA 94598925.938.0900