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Wellness Center Staff

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.  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, Vaping/tobacco/substance interventions, 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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APCC, PPSC Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, Supervised by Sabrina Vella, LCSW

Mrs. Emily Belgarde

Mental Health Associate

 

I am an Associate Professional Clinical Counselor heading into my 3rd year as the Mental Health Associate in the Wellness Center at Granite Bay High School. I earned my Bachelor of Science degree in Child Development, as well as my Master of Counseling degree at California State University, Sacramento. In my spare time I enjoy traveling, kayaking, hiking, and entertaining friends. I am very much looking forward to supporting students this school year and working to remove any barriers that prevent students from seeking mental health support.

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LCSW 75729, PPSC

Ms. Sabrina Vella

Wellness and Prevention Coordinator

I am coordinating wellness services and supervising clinical hours for staff at both Antelope High School and Granite Bay High School. I have a love for working in schools and bring with me 13 years of experience working in the wellness field. I have a passion for working with students and families, providing trauma informed supports to the whole school environment, and supporting restorative practice in schools to help students succeed. To find out more about our Wellness Center or take a tour feel free to contact me at svella@rjuhsd.us.

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Marques Rodriguez

Family and Community Engagement 

I am a graduate of William Jessup University and have spent the last ten years working in the nonprofit world helping students as they navigate high school. I have enjoyed my time helping students and seeing them succeed as they become adults. My passion is to continue to see students succeed and have post-secondary success. In my free time, you can find me spending time with my wife and son at the local park. 

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Katelynn Whitfield

Wellness Intern

KWhitfield@rjuhsd.us  

 

Supervised by Sabrina Vella

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW 75729

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Brittany Grandison

Wellness Intern

BBroach@rjuhsd.us  

 

Supervised by Sabrina Vella

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW 75729

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Jessica Jones

Wellness Intern

JJones@rjuhsd.us  

 

Supervised by Sabrina Vella

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW 75729

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Jenna Ramirez-Kirgan

Wellness Intern

JRamirez@rjuhsd.us

 

Supervised by Sabrina Vella

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW 75729