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Wellness Counseling

EHS Student Wellness
Esperanza High School is proud of have a full-time Wellness Specialist on campus to work with students who are experiencing mental health crises and trauma. 
Wellness Counseling services can include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Individual Counseling 
  • Group Counseling
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Risk and Suicide Assessments
  • Social and Emotional Support
  • Referrals
  • Brief Intervention Drug/Substance Use Counseling
To help students have a successful and fulfilling academic career, wellness counseling with Esperanza's Wellness Specialist can include working on issues like:
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Drug/Substance/Alcohol Use
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Concerns
  • Grief
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma
  • Self-Harm
Meet Esperanza's Wellness Specialist
Ms. Fischenich joined the Esperanza High School team in the 2021/2022 school year.  She completed her B.S. in Sociology at Arizona State University, and her M.A. in Educational and Clinical Counseling from Azusa Pacific University.  She currently holds a PPS Credential in School Counseling, and is a Registered Associate Clinical Counselor with the California BBS.  She has 15 years experience in education, in both the general education and special education settings.  Ms. Fischenich is a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist ® through the Grief Recovery Institute and she holds certifications in Psychological First Aid, Complex Trauma, Trauma and Crisis Management, and Mental Health through various institutions.
Referral Process for Wellness Counseling
Wellness Counseling is available to all students at Esperanza through a referral process by their School Counselor.  Please visit or contact your School Counselor to receive a referral for Wellness Counseling.
Our School Counselors:
Mrs. Paris: Last names starting with A-GK
Ms. Selof: Last names starting with GL-O
Mr. Pike: Last names starting with P-Z
The Trevor Project (LGBTQ+)
Suicide Hotlines
National Runaway Switchboard
National Eating Disorder Association
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSA)
Rape Crisis Hotline
Peer Support Groups (Various)
Mental Health America -
Mental Health Screening Tools
Care Solace
CareSolace is an online resource meant to assist individuals in finding local counseling-related services. To use CareSolace, individuals answer ten basic questions in order to receive an extensive list of referrals to applicable care providers. CareSolace takes into account all types of private insurance, as well as Medi-Cal, Medicaid, and Medicare when generating a list of referrals. If uninsured, CareSolace will also identify nearby care providers that allow individuals to pay out-of-pocket for services.

CareSolace is available for use by PYLUSD students, staff, and families at no cost. Please note, this service is an optional resource available by choice and is not mandatory in any way. CareSolace does not require a user’s name, address, phone number, or date of birth.

If you are interested in seeking outside counseling-related services at this time, please consider visiting
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