Counseling

Find support, tools, and inspiration to create a better world within ourselves and with each other.

Welcome

The Counseling Department is here to offer students nonjudgmental support in negotiating the varied aspects of teen life and student experience here at LWHS. The counselor is a faculty member with time dedicated for students to utilize for supportive conversation, problem solving, and help with coping skills. All students on campus are welcome to speak with the LWHS counselor if they desire.

While the counselor is trained and licensed as a therapist, LWHS doesn’t offer ongoing psychotherapy on campus. This means that the counselor will not diagnose or offer treatment for any specific mental health disorders.

The counselor is available to help students and families figure out whether or not they need or want therapy, as well as what kind of therapy might be a good fit. The department prioritizes maintaining an up to date network in order to help students and families find a therapist, agency, or program to more fully meets their needs.

For Students

The Counseling Department is here to offer students nonjudgmental support in negotiating the varied aspects of teen life and student experience here at LWHS.

All students on campus are welcome to speak with the counselor if they desire. While the counselor is trained and licensed as a therapist, LWHS doesn’t offer ongoing psychotherapy.

The counselor can help students figure out whether or not they may want or need therapy, as well as what kind of therapy might be a good fit.

Support for students includes:
  • Individual and group support
  • Help accessing affordable health and mental health services
  • Peer conflict resolution
  • Support with various aspects of student life at LWHS
  • Peer support groups
  • Crisis intervention and stabilization

For Families

The counselor is here to work with the families of LWHS students as they support their students in the varied aspects of their lives.

Support for families includes:
  • Help accessing affordable services
  • Concerns for your child
  • Questions about how to support a teen
  • Help figuring out if your child or family needs outside support
  • Collaboration with outside providers
Families of students are welcome to get in touch by email, phone (415.333.4021 ext. 275), or stop by to say hello when on campus. A time can be scheduled to figure out how to best help a child and family get the support they need. 

For Faculty, Staff, and Administration

The counselor also provides large and small group programming, in-service training, and consultation for faculty, staff, and administration. As part of the support team for each student, the counselor works closely with families, administrators, advisors, teachers, learning strategies, and outside professionals.

Support for faculty, staff, and administration includes:
  • Professional development trainings and workshops
  • Consultation with faculty and administration
  • Class visits and presentations
  • Classroom observation regarding individual student needs or student dynamics
  • Collaboration with outside providers
  • Crisis preparedness and crisis intervention
    • <b>The Appetizer—Faculty and Staff Lunchtime Conversations</b><br>This bi-weekly event aims to strengthen the adult community by engaging meaningfully and productively in challenging conversations.

      The Appetizer—Faculty and Staff Lunchtime Conversations
      This bi-weekly event aims to strengthen the adult community by engaging meaningfully and productively in challenging conversations.

Contact

List of 1 members.

  • Nikkia Young PhD, PSY 

    Counselor and Health Educator
    ext. 275

Location + Hours

The Counseling Office is open every day during school hours and is located in H307D.

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Lick-Wilmerding High School

755 Ocean Avenue | San Francisco, CA 94112 | 415.333.4021
A private school with public purpose, Lick-Wilmerding High School develops the head, heart, and hands of highly motivated students from all walks of life, inspiring them to become lifelong learners who contribute to the world with confidence and compassion.