Counseling

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Meet Springbrook's Counseling Team

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Julia Hohl earned her Master of Art degree in Counseling from Chapman University. She also holds her Pupil Personnel Services Credential and Restorative Practices Certificate. Prior to graduate school, Julia attended the University of Utah where she studied sociology and psychology. There, she served as a research assistant in the Early Experiences Lab. Julia loves spending time outside: skiing, hiking, and walking her goldendoodle. The time spent outdoors contributes to Julia's positive outlook on life and overall mental wellbeing. Julia is eager to assist students in building their coping, problem-solving, and social skills.

Her role as the Elementary Resource Counseling Specialist is to provide school based social-emotional and mental health & wellness support. Counseling can help children learn how to identify causes of their distress, develop their skills in expressing emotions, and improve their problem-solving abilities. In addition to providing short-term counseling services for our students, she also offers a continuum of parent supports. Some supports include: parent meetings, providing outside counseling referrals, crisis intervention, and community resource linkage. 

 

school-based counseling program

 

Speak Up We Care

The District provides school-based mental health/ wellness services and resources https://iusd.org/department/mental-health-wellness to students and families. These services include short-term individual or group counseling for students at the school site; short-term, solution-focused therapy for students and families through the Irvine Family Resource Center; and resource linkages to community-based mental health or social services for students and families. Services are provided by counselors or licensed mental health professionals

The Elementary Resource Counseling program is designed to provide opportunities for students to participate in individual and small group counseling experiences that provide support and skill building for coping with family stressors, academic struggles, and personal issues. It is not unusual for students to need focused help to strengthen their social-emotional skills in order to be more learning ready during different times in their childhood. Many children struggle from time to time with a range of family and life circumstances (divorce, loss, stress) that make coming to school more difficult, and we are here to offer tools and support. Small group and individual counseling can be an excellent way for students to learn new skills, develop self-confidence, adjust behaviors, and learn to deal with challenges in healthy ways.

Services are provided during the school day for approximately 30 minutes. These services are free of charge and voluntary. Every effort will be made to minimize the loss of important instructional time. School- based counseling is short-term and typically ends after 8-10 weeks. Parent permission required. Please Note: Information shared by your child in counseling sessions will be kept confidential unless there is an indication that your child is in danger of hurting himself/herself or others, that someone may be hurting your child.

 

parent resources

Covid-19 parent resources

We acknowledge the increased need for Social/Emotional Learning (SEL) as we plan for a return to school and have built a “toolkit” for parents.  Please see the full toolkit resource here: Parent Toolkit The 3 R's Return to School, or view some key resources below.

Should you need further support or information, please contact Kristin Murphy at (949) 936-6092 or email her at kristinmurphy@iusd.org

 

community resources

Children’s Support and Parenting Program (CSPP) Services:
Psychoeducation groups for parents and caregivers with school-aged children.
(714) 480-4678 | www.ochealthinfo.com

 

 

The Prevention Center Services:
Parenting programs including parenting workshops, helping kids cope through divorce, and parenting resources.
(714) 543-4333 | www.BrightFutures4Kids.org

 

 

Didi Hirsch Mental Health Center:
Santa Ana Services: Crisis line, outreach and survivor support services for family members of a person who committed suicide.
(714) 547-0855 | www.didihirsch.org/orange-county

 

 

OCHCA Behavioral Health Services

Behavioral Health Services provides programs available to Orange County residents seeking mental health and substance use treatment.

(714) 834-2077 | www.ochealthinfo.com/bhs/services

 

 

Greater Good Science Center – UC Berkeley

Uses scientific measures to study the psychology, sociology, and neuroscience of well-being, and teaches skills that foster a thriving, resilient, and compassionate society.

www.greatergood.berkeley.edu

 

 

Community Mental Health Resources:
A brochure with resources on Substance Abuse, LGBTQIA Services, Shelters, Hotlines & Online Resources, Culturally Centered Services, Parenting Resources, Community Resources, Intensive Mental Health Services, Suicide Prevention, Housing Resources, and Legal Resources

 

district resources

Mental Health/Wellness Services and Resources:

The District provides school-based mental health/ wellness services and resources www.iusd.org/WeCare or https://iusd.org/department/mental-health-wellness to students and families. These services include short-term individual or group counseling for students at the school site; short-term, solution-focused therapy for students and families through the Irvine Family Resource Center; and resource linkages to community-based mental health or social services for students and families. Services are provided by counselors or licensed mental health professionals.

 

Irvine Family Resource Center Services:
Short-term, solution-focused individual and family therapy, resource linkage and referrals, and parent education/support groups to IUSD families K-12.
(949) 936-7504 | https://iusd.org/about/departments/education-services/student-support-services/mental-health-and-wellness/irvine

 

Prevention and Intervention Brochure

A brochure which provides a brief overview on Prevention and Intervention staff and contact information.