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Student Support Services


Gabriela Alvarez, School Counselor

Students may see Mrs. Alvarez for individual and/or small group counseling for support with a variety of issues or concerns, some of which include: Communication Skills, Conflict Resolution, Academic Motivation, Self-Esteem, Impulse Control, Family Issues, and Grief/Loss. 

Parents are welcome to call or email Mrs. Alvarez for a meeting if they have academic, social or personal concerns about their child. Mrs. Alvarez can arrange individual or small group counseling, and will provide outside referrals for intervention if/when needed.

Students interested in receiving counseling services may send an email directly through Schoolloop or feel free to come into the Counselor’s office located in the back end of the library.

Phone: (925) 377-4169;


Annette Herbert, Student Support Specialist

Mrs. Herbert works alongside Mrs. Alvarez, assisting students and staff. She is a Safe School Ambassador trainer and facilitator; directs the after school Peer Tutoring program; leads social skills groups; facilitates Student Success Team meetings; meets with students in need of academic and/or emotional support.

Mrs. Herbert is at JM on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30 - 4.

Phone: (925) 377-4223; Email:


Olivia Flint, School Psychologist

Mrs. Flint primarily works with students with Individual Education Plans. Based on concerns and needs, Mrs. Flint provides individual and group counseling. She also consults with parents, teachers, and students to enhance and support diverse student learning needs, behavior, and mental health.   

Phone: (925) 377-4219; Email:

Mental Health America

Book Recommendations for Students and Parents

Kilpatrick, Hayley. The Drama Years.

Simmons, Rachael. Odd Girl Out.

Wiseman, Rosalind.  Queen Bees and Wannabees.

Coloroso, Barbara. The Bully, the Bullied and the Bystander.

Pollack, William S. Real Boys: Rescuing Our Sons from the Myths of Boyhood.

Wiseman, Rosalind. Masterminds and Wingmen: Helping Our Boys Cope with Schoolyard Power, Locker-Room Tests, Girlfriends, and the New Rules of Boy World.

Goldman, Carrie. Bullied.

Patterson, James. Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life.

Phelan, Thomas W., PhD. 1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children 2 – 12.