Mental Health & Wellness Center

STAFF CONTACT INFORMATION

Valarie Ikemoto, LCSW, PPSC

Mental Health & Wellness Center Social Worker

Office: 408.347.6836

ikemotov@esuhsd.org


Ashley DeBaun, LCSW, PPSC, M.Ed

Special Services Social Worker

408.307.9489

debauna@esuhsd.org


Instagram: @oghswellnesscenter

MENTAL HEALTH and Wellness center

The Mental Health & Wellness Center provides a safe and supportive environment in the school setting where students can discuss a variety of topics in a confidential, nonjudgmental space. The center is staffed with mental health professionals who are dedicated to improving the health, well being, and educational outcomes of all students. Through on-campus programming and community-based partnerships, Oak Grove students will receive opportunities to engage in individual or group counseling, wellness activities, engage with supportive adult staff members and linkages if desired to other support services to maximize student engagement and success.

The Mental Health & Wellness Center is staffed with a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Social Work Associates and Interns, and Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) to address issues that may be interfering with the ability to be academically successful in school and improve student wellbeing.

What kind of issues does the Mental Health & Wellness Center address?

The center addresses a wide variety of issues such as:

  • Stress/anxiety symptoms

  • Low mood/depression symptoms

  • Sexual orientation/gender identity questions

  • Family/home Issues

  • Chronic illness

  • Substance use

  • Violence and abuse

  • Sexual health education

  • Peer relationships/social supports

  • Cultural supports

  • Crisis support (during school hours)

  • Off-site resources & referrals​​​​​​

How often will students miss classes to utilize the center?

Students usually participate in services up to one hour per week. Providers will alternate class periods for appointments and/or group sessions so that students do not miss the same class regularly. All students are issued a call slip for appointments. Please note that student's attendance will be cleared within 1-2 business days after an appointment.

Where exactly is the center located?

Oak Grove High School's Eagle Support Center is located in room H1C. Groups will be held in X4.

Valarie Ikemoto, LCSW, PPSC

Mental Health & Wellness Center Social Worker

Ashley De Baun, LSCW, PPSC, M.ED

Special Services Social Worker

Agencies on Site


Suicide Crisis Resources

  • Suicide/Crisis 800-273-8255

  • Uplift Family Services: Child and Adolescent Mobile Crisis Team: 408-379-9085


Abuse/Neglect


Grief/Death/Dying


Emergency Shelter/Food/Clothing for Youth and Families


To Register as Homeless/Unhoused with East Side Union High School District:

Contact Natali Zepeda 408.347.5303 zepedan@esuhsd.org

Victim of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence or Crime

YWCA of Silicon Valley


Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence


Substance Use/Abuse


LGBTQ

  • Youth Space 408-343-7940

  • PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays)


Mental Health Agencies

Legal Advocacy and Support for Youth in Santa Clara County


Health Insurance