• Dear Students,


    We know this has been an emotional week and stressful time.  We wanted to share an easy way for you to request an appointment with your school counselor if you are needing additional support. Click on the link below or scan the QR code to complete the request form.  


    Student Request for Check In With School Counselor

    As always, you can also stop by the front office to request an appointment or you can email the counseling tech, Leonela Armenta Jauregui, at larmentajauregui@sonomaschools.org or email your school counselor for an appointment.  


    If you or someone you know is having an emergency or is in crisis, please call 911.

  • Mental Health Resources

    Mental Health Services for SVHS Students Available at SVHS and in the community: At SVHS, your School Counselor is one person at the school who can support you and connect you to services related to mental health. We are here to support you, and if you want to check in with your School Counselor please don’t hesitate to reach out.  If you do not know who your counselor is, please contact the front office or email Amber McCann-Howlett at amccannhowlett@sonomaschools.org or Leonela Armenta Jauregui at larmentajauregui@sonomaschools.org and they can assist you.  In addition, we have many community resources addressing mental health which we would like to share with you:

    • North Bay Suicide Prevention Hotline:  (707) 587-6373

    • Verity Sexual Assault Hotline:  (707) 545-7232

    • YWCA Domestic Violence Services: (707) 546-1234

    • Crisis Text Line: Text 741741 (for any type of crisis providing 24/7 support and information)

    • The Trevor Project: (866) 488-7386 (24 hour confidential suicide hotline for LGBTQIA+) 

    • Samhsa’s National Helpline: (800) 662-4357 (Referral & information for mental/substance abuse disorders)

    • National Alliance on Mental Illness: (866) 960-6264 (Resource, services, for anyone dealing with any mental health struggles)
    • Care Solace: (888) 515-0595 (Care Solace is a complimentary and confidential care coordination service that can help you quickly find mental health or substance use treatment options matched to your needs regardless of circumstance. If you would like to use Care Solace to help you find a provider: Call (888) 515-0595 available 24/7/365 in any language or online at Care Solace)
    • Crisis Stabilization Unit: (707) 576-8181 (Provides 24 hour-a-day, 7 day-a-week crisis intervention, assessment, medication, and up to 23 hours of supportive care for individuals in an acute mental health crisis. Location: 2225 Challenger Way Santa Rosa, CA 95407) Website: https://sonomacounty.ca.gov/Health/Behavioral -Health/Crisis-Services/
    • Redwood Empire Food Bank: (707) 523-7903

    • LGBTQ Connection: (707) 595-8961


    Food, Housing, Health, and Mental Health Support Resources:  

    Care Solace

    Wellness Resources & Textlines

    SVUSD Community Resources

    *In the event of an emergency, including a psychiatric emergency, please immediately call 911

    Recursos de Salud Mental

    Servicios de salud mental disponibles para los estudiantes en SVHS y en la comunidad: En SVHS, su consejero escolar es una persona en la escuela que puede apoyarlos y conectarlos con servicios relacionados con la salud mental. Estamos aquí para apoyarlos, y si desean comunicarse con su consejero escolar, no duden en hacérnoslo saber. Si no saben quién es su consejero, comuníquese con la oficina principal o envíe un correo electrónico a Amber McCann-Howlett a amccannhowlett@sonomaschools.org o Leonela Armenta Jauregui a larmentajauregui@sonomaschools.org y ellas pueden ayudarlos. Además, tenemos muchos recursos comunitarios que abordan la salud mental y que nos gustaría compartir con ustedes:

    • Línea para la prevención del suicidio en el Norte de la Bahía: (707) 587-6373
    • Línea de Verity para asuntos relacionados al asalto sexual: (707) 545-7232
    • Servicios de violencia doméstica de la YWCA: (707) 546-1234
    • Línea de texto en caso de crisis: envíe un mensaje de texto al 741741 (para cualquier tipo de crisis que brinde apoyo e información las 24 horas del día, los 7 días de la semana)
    • El proyecto Trevor: (866) 488-7386 (línea directa confidencial de suicidio las 24 horas para LGBTQIA +)
    • Línea de ayuda nacional de Samhsa: (800) 662-4357 (Referencia e información para trastornos mentales / por abuso de sustancias)
    • Alianza Nacional de Enfermedades Mentales: (866) 960-6264 (Recursos, servicios, para cualquier persona que tenga problemas de salud mental)
    • Care Solace: (888) 515-0595 (Care Solace es un servicio de coordinación de atención gratuito y confidencial que puede ayudarlo a encontrar rápidamente opciones de tratamiento de salud mental o por abuso de sustancias que se adapten a sus necesidades, independientemente de las circunstancias. Si desea utilizar Care Solace para ayudarlo a encontrar un proveedor: Llame al (888) 515-0595 disponible 24/7/365 en cualquier idioma o en línea en Care Solace)
    • Unidad de Estabilización de Crisis: (707) 576-8181 (Proporciona intervención en crisis, evaluación, medicación las 24 horas del día, los 7 días de la semana, y hasta 23 horas de atención de apoyo para personas en una crisis aguda de salud mental. Ubicación: 2225 Challenger Way Santa Rosa, CA 95407). Sitio web: https://sonomacounty.ca.gov/Health/Behavioral -Health/Crisis-Services/
    • Banco de alimentos Redwood Empire: (707) 523-7903
    • Conexión LGBTQ: (707) 595-8961

    Recursos de apoyo para alimentos, vivienda, salud y salud mental:

    Care Solace

    Bienestar, Recursos y Líneas de texto

    Recursos comunitarios de SVUSD

    Sala virtual calmante 


    *En caso de una emergencia, incluyendo una emergencia psiquiátrica, por favor llame inmediatamente al 911


    SVHS Online Learning Handout

    SVHS Online Learning Handout - Spanish


Counseling Department

School Counselor Department Chair - AVID 3 Kalia Gurnee KGurnee@sonomaschools.org 933-4025

Phone: 933-4025

Email: KGurnee@sonomaschools.org

Kalia Gurnee, School Counselor Department Chair - AVID 3

Department(s): Counseling

School Counselor Kim Bellach kbellach@sonomaschools.org


Email: kbellach@sonomaschools.org

Kim Bellach, School Counselor

Department(s): Counseling

Degrees and Certifications
Bachelor of Arts (BA)- Cultural Anthropology from the University of California Santa Cruz; Master of Arts (MA)- Counseling Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) Credential from Sonoma State University

I have worked 9 years as a school counselor. For the last 6th years I worked as a middle school counselor at Adele Harrison Middle School in the Sonoma Valley School District. Prior to that I worked as a K-8 school counselor at Ross Elementary School.

In my free time I love to hike, read and spend time with my family.

Stacey Brown

Stacey Brown 

School Counselor



School Counselor Stacey Brown sbrown@sonomaschools.org 707-933-4034

Phone: 707-933-4034

Email: sbrown@sonomaschools.org

Stacey Brown, School Counselor

Department(s): Counseling

Degrees and Certifications
MA Counseling, PPS credential, Sonoma State University; BS Psychology, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

I strive to continuously improve my physical and mental health and help others around me do the same. In my free time I love to cook, bake, camp, travel and go whale watching.

School Counselor - AVID Seminar Maricela Sanchez MSanchez@sonomaschools.org 933-4039

Phone: 933-4039

Email: MSanchez@sonomaschools.org

Maricela Sanchez, School Counselor - AVID Seminar

Department(s): Counseling

Degrees and Certifications
Bachelor of Arts (BA) - Chicano Latino Studies Sonoma State University Master of Arts (MA) - Counseling Sonoma State University Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) Credential Sonoma State University

13 years at Sonoma Valley High

School Counselor Yessenia Tellez Maciel ytellezmaciel@sonomaschools.org


Email: ytellezmaciel@sonomaschools.org

Yessenia Tellez Maciel, School Counselor

Department(s): Counseling

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Lisa Conner

Lisa Conner 

College & Career Center Coordinator

College & Career Center

707-933-4010 x5116

College & Career Center Coordinator Lisa Conner LConner@sonomaschools.org 707-933-4010 x5116

Phone: 707-933-4010 x5116

Email: LConner@sonomaschools.org

Lisa Conner, College & Career Center Coordinator

Department(s): College & Career Center

Degrees and Certifications
Bachelor's Degree in Art, UCLASingle Subject Credential in ArtCLAD certificationCollege Advising Certificate

1+ years teaching high school and middle school Art. 5 year of college advising experience

I love to hike, knit and paint (when I have time!).

Leonela Armenta Jauregui

Leonela Armenta Jauregui 

Counseling Tech

Admin Support Staff


Counseling Tech Leonela Armenta Jauregui larmentajauregui@sonomaschools.org 707-933-4005

Phone: 707-933-4005

Email: larmentajauregui@sonomaschools.org

Leonela Armenta Jauregui, Counseling Tech

Department(s): Admin Support Staff

Amber McCann-Howlett

Amber McCann-Howlett 


Admin Support Staff


Registrar Amber McCann-Howlett amccannhowlett@sonomaschools.org 707-933-4009

Phone: 707-933-4009

Email: amccannhowlett@sonomaschools.org

Amber McCann-Howlett, Registrar

Department(s): Admin Support Staff

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