BMMS Counseling

Black Mountain School Counseling Program

Counselors provide academic, personal/social, and career development support to the approximately 1300 students at Black Mountain Middle School. If at any time you need assistance in any of these areas, please do not hesitate to ask. We have a wide variety of resources available to help students in all areas of life so please come see us if you need support with your academics, your post-high school planning or with any personal issue you may have. Students may see counselors at lunch, before, and after school.

Please contact Counseling Assistant, Melinda Roy, to make an appointment with the counselor at mroy@powayusd.com

Reporting a Concern

See Something, Say Something. If you have a concern about hate, discrimination, or bullying, please share with us some information to help us address the situation. We want to help. YOUR NAME WILL NOT BE SHARED WITH OTHER STUDENTS. Click on this link to go to the form.

How to Contact Your Counselor

If you'd like to schedule a conversation with your counselor please see contact info below. Students can also complete a "Counselor Request Form" located outside each counselor's office when on campus.

Mrs Taylor (A-Ha): -(858) 484-1300 x3941- mtaylor@powayusd.com

Mrs. Visser (He-N): - (858) 484-1300 x3929 - bvisser@powayusd.com (Mrs. Visser is currently out on maternity leave.)

Mr. Higgins (He-N) - 858-484-1300 x3929 - thiggins@powayusd.com

Mr. Schafer (O-Z, AVID) - (858) 484-1300 x3921 - jschafer@powayusd.com


The following resources are available 24/7 for mental health support should you need resources for yourself or someone you care about.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (on the back of your student ID card),

The Access & Crisis Line San Diego 1-888-724-7240,

The Crisis Text Line - Text HOME to 741741.

Click HERE for information for our 2022-2023 Incoming 6th grade information

Click HERE for information on transitioning to high school for the 2022-23 school year

Crisis and Help line information

The California Parent and Youth Helpline provides support and resource referrals to parent and youth during the current COVID-19 pandemic, 7-days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Call or text 1-855-4APARENT (855-427-2736) for services in English, Spanish and other languages. For more information, please visit: https://caparentyouthhelpline.org/