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Counseling (OCC) Program provides individual, family
and group counseling at no cost to students and their
families at the five secondary schools in the Palo Alto
Unified School District, at Woodside High School
and Redwood High School in the Sequoia Union High School
District and La Entrada Middle School in the Las Lomitas School District.
The goal of the OCC Program
has been to provide life-saving early intervention for
teens dealing with challenging issues of adolescence.
With accessible, compassionate therapists
available on school campuses, teens have a safety net
of professionals with whom to confront their issues.
The range of issues addressed through the OCC Program
- Academic stress
- Parent/child communication
- Peer conflict
- Depression and anxiety
- Suicidal thoughts
- Grief and loss
- Substance abuse
ACS therapists connect students and families to vital
community resources, such as mentoring programs,
activities, community organizations and health care.
They also conduct classroom presentations, assembly talks,
PTA presentations and educational forums for parents.
To request an education presentation, please contact
Roni Gillenson, On-Campus
Counseling Program Director at 650.424.0852, ext. 102.
To better serve the diverse populations on the Peninsula,
ACS offers bilingual counseling in a variety of languages.
For questions regarding languages available at your school, please contact Roni Gillenson, On-Campus Counseling Program Director.