Welcome to the
St. Ignatius Wellness Department
Here at SI, we recognize that students are faced with complex life circumstances which impact their overall health and well-being. We empower students to cultivate a state of life-long health in mind, body, and spirit through a variety of school-based support services. Wellness staff are available for informal student check-ins, brief individual counseling, group counseling, consultation on all health and wellness related issues, crisis intervention whenever necessary, and off-campus referral coordination.
If you are a parent, teacher, coach, counselor, or friend and are concerned about a SI student, please email or call a Wellness Counselor. You could also discuss the referral process with the student's Personal Academic Counselor.
If you are a student looking for someone to talk to, are interested in learning more about health and wellness, or just need a place to take a break during your Resource Period, please come by and visit us. We look forward to meeting you when you stop by the Counseling Center!
For further information please contact Ms. Pam Spaulding, LMFT at ext 5293.
Pam Spaulding returns to SI for her 10th year in Wellness. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from UMASS, a Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology and a CA Marriage and Family Therapy License. Pam has worked in the mental health field for more than 20 years with adults, teens and families in community-based, non-profit mental health agencies and as a School Counselor for grades K-12 in both private and public school settings. She is a wife of an SI alumni and mother of two daughters, ages 17 and 13. Pam will be serving as Wellness Director and continuing to develop the Wellness Program at SI.
Terri Driscoll Law, MFT is in her fifth year as a Wellness Counselor but has been part of the SI community for the past ten years. She has provided maternity coverage for various Personal and Academic Counselors over the years and worked as a permanent Personal & Academic Counselor for the last two years at SI. Terri graduated from UCSB with a B.A. in Sociology and graduated from University of San Francisco with an M.A. in Counseling Psychology. She has been a licensed Marriage Family Therapist since 2008. In addition to her fifteen years of school counseling in high schools, she is a certified Supervisor and has mentored MFT and Social Workers in training for licensure for ten years. She has worked in private practice mostly serving teens and families. Terri is a proud mom to two boys ages 14 and 10 years old. She truly enjoys working with our students at SI.
Lauren Totah-McCarty (she/her) is an SI grad (class of 2007) and has worked with SI counseling since 2015. Lauren holds a Bachelors of Arts in English, Bachelors of Science in Psychology from Santa Clara University and a Masters in Counseling Psychology from the University of San Francisco. Lauren became a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in 2021 and has a passion supporting teens with mental health. When not working at SI, Lauren enjoys watching movies, playing board games, and exploring the beautiful Bay Area.
Yen Hui joins SI with more than 10 years of experience working in K - 12 schools. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a Bachelor's Degree in Communication and Mass Media from the University of San Francisco and a Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology also from USF. Through supportive, warm, and non-judgmental exploration, Yen works with adolescents and caregivers in exploring healthy and positive development. When not working she and her family enjoy Disney movies, board games, and cheering for the Golden State Warriors.