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Welcome to the 2022/2023 school year!  We are excited to welcome all students back to campus.  Keep reading to learn more about us and our role on campus.  Please also save these community crisis support numbers:

Contra Costa Crisis Center (800-833-2900) or text HOPE to 20121
California Youth Crisis Line (800-843-5200) (Text or Call)

Visit our district counseling website and list of resources.

Student support and well-being is important to us at Pleasant Hill Middle.  Please contact the school for school counselor information as we are in a time of transition.  

Counseling Services:

  • One-to-one counseling and check-in’s
  • Small group counseling
  • Academic advisement  
  • Personal development
  • Career guidance           
  • Support with building peer relationships and conflict resolution
  • Providing resources for students/parents
  • Lunch time clubs 
  • Classroom social emotional learning
  • Facilitating our school's equity work
  • CARE team to discuss support for students
  • 504 case management
  • Crisis intervention
  • PBIS and overall school climate initiatives

Students may see a counselor at any time. "Counseling Request Forms" are available at the counter in the student entrance of the office.

Who can refer a student to the counselors?

  • Self-Referral (Students can ask to see the counselor by leaving a note in the counselor box in the office)
  • Peer referral (A peer may refer a friend to the counselor)
  • Teacher referral
  • Parent referral

Additional Resources

Lunch time clubs

 

MEET OUR STAFF

Dan
Mr. Dan Roll, (Student Support, 6th, 7th, 8th grades) dan@talksolutions.org 

I have been working at Pleasant Hill Middle School for seven years in the role of student support and my work with students focuses on using communication skills and thoughtful problem solving to deal with conflicts.  Middle school can be a challenging time socially.  Between changing friendships and increased social media interactions, there are times when you might not feel good about the way things are going with someone or more than one person on campus.  I love helping students navigate tricky social situations and helping them learn and practice skills that are super necessary for anyone planning to live a successful, fulfilling life.

 

Malorie Branch, (7th and 8th Grade, 504 Programs) branchm@mdusd.org

Hello All, my name is Ms. Branch and this is my first year at Pleasant Hill Middle School (PHMS) in the role of 7th and 8th Grade School Counselor, and I am excited to be here! I understand that Middle School can be both fun and challenging and I am here to help with all the fun times and the challenging times. It is my passion to help students feel confident, safe, and good about themselves. You matter, your voice matters, and your future matters because you are important so do not hesitate to stop by if you need help. Always remember, on your educational journey the sky is your limit.

 

 Lisa

Lisa Mora-Rodriguez, (6th Grade, ELD/ALD) morarodrigueze@mdusd.org

Hello All! I am a brand new counselor here at Pleasant Hill Middle School. I am super excited to work with students on matters such as academic plans, attendance issues, community building, and counseling groups. I believe that every student has the right to an equitable education and to be successful in our public school system. I will be supporting the 6th graders as well as ELD/ALD students. As described to students often my job is to ensure that school is fun and welcoming to all! I will advocate big for our school motto which is “Be Kind. Be helpful. Work hard.”