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Wellness Center Staff 2020-2021

The Staff in the Wellness Center is made up of many wonderdul individuals who look forward to supporting the students of Granite Bay High School this 2020-2021 school year.  Wellness Staff is made up of RJUHSD employees as well as Interns from various accredited Universities across California.  Wellness staff offer a variety of services, which they deliver based on their training level.  These services include: individual therapy, group counseling, case management, Attendance Success Plans, community resource facilitation, crisis intervention and mentoring.  We collaborate extensively with the Administration, Counselors and Teachers to ensure, within boundaries of confidentiality, that we care in communication about students and families we serve. Please visit our RJUHSD Wellness Center page for more information and details about our services.

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PPSC, APCC 6686 Supervised by Sabrina Vella LCSW 75729

Mrs. Emily Belgarde

I am a graduate of California State University, Sacramento with a Master's in Counseling and a Bachelor's in Child Development with a concentration on social and community settings. As a Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, I look forward to working with students to remove barriers pertaining to mental wellness that are adversely affecting their overall school experience. In my spare time I enjoy hiking with family, traveling, cooking, and reading.

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PPSC, LCSW 75729

Mrs. Sabrina Vella

I am the Wellness coordinator and clinical supervisor at both Antelope High School and Granite Bay High School. I love working in schools and bring with me 13 years of experience working in the wellness field. I have a passion for working wiht students and families, providing trauma informed supports, and restorative supports to schools. Please reach out to me if you have any questions about our Wellness program, want a Wellness Center tour, or if you are interested in an internship oppurtunity with RJUHSD Wellness. 

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MFT Trainee Supervised by Sabrina Vella LCSW 75729

Mrs. Kristin Laurenty

I am currently working towards obtaining my masters degree in Marriage, Family and Child counseling at Sacramento State University. My hobbies are spending time with family and friends, working out, and traveling to new places. This year I am looking forward to meeting new students to create a warm, respectful, empowering, and a safe environment.

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Apple Rodrigues

My name is Appallonia Rodrigues, but feel free to call me Apple as well. I am a mother and a current student at Brandman University working on my Masters in social Work and am President of Phi Alpha Honors Society. I have always enjoyed working with youth within school district, parent advocacy group for students in special education, creating and implementing a youth mentorship program, and my last internship as a school counselor/social worker. In my spare time I like photography and creating things; clothes, art projects, etc and spending time with my two girls.  
 
 

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PCC Intern Supervised by Sabrina Vella LCSW 75729

Abi Battenfield

I am in a graduate program at William Jessup University on track to get my LPCC so that I can continue to work with high schoolers as well as children of all ages and stages! I enjoy playing with my fish, napping , and binging Netflix shows! I am looking forward to meeting new people and working together!

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Haley Dimas