PMS Counseling

Welcome to the Pleasanton Middle School's Counseling Department!

Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year. This site is open for staff, students, and parents/families to access. This page includes information about the Counseling Department, the Counseling Staff, and beneficial resources that are available.

Here's to a wonderful and successful school year!!

Quote of the Week:

"Be the BEST version of YOU!"

Role of the Counselors

Need to talk about your classes? Concerned about your grades? Looking for idea on study skills? Need help with time management? Feel stressed and need someone to talk to on campus? As Counselors, we do all that and MORE! We focus on 3 domains:

1) Academics 2) College/career 3) Social-emotional


Remember, we are here for YOU.

Interested in meeting with your counselor?

Counselors are available if you need any support. You are able to drop in before school, at lunch or after school. If you get permission from your teacher, you may come down to the Counseling Office, as well. We're here for you!

Another way to communicate with your Counselor is through email.

If you prefer to schedule a meeting, please complete the Google Form listed below.

Confidentiality

As School Counselors, we practice confidentiality. Confidentiality means that what you talk about with your School Counselor, stays with them. Keep in mind that there are exceptions where confidentiality may be breached:

  • You share that someone is hurting you

  • You share that you want to hurt someone

  • You share that you want to hurt yourself

With those exceptions, School Counselors would then involve others to have it addressed in an appropriate and safe manner.

Mental Health/Counseling Resource

PUSD has made an agreement with Care Solace, which is an online resource with a live 24/7 concierge meant to assist individuals in finding local mental health related programs and counseling services, covered by your specific insurance provider. To access this service, please visit the PUSD custom district link at: https://caresolace.com/site/pleasantonfamilies/ or to speak with someone from the the Care Concierge team call (888) 515-0595 or email weserve@caresolace.org.

Teen Hotlines

As a student, if you would like additional resources or support, please reference the collection of hotlines that are accessible to anyone that is in need or in a crisis.

Students may also make an anonymous tip to our 24/7 tipline at: (925) 417-5199. This line is monitored Monday-Friday from 8am-4pm. For immediate or urgent help, call 911 or the Crisis Hotline at (800) 309-2131.

Teen Hotlines