Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District

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Mental Health Resources

For information regarding the District's mental health program, please contact:


Linsey Gotanda, Ed.D.
Deputy Superintendent
(310) 750-2021



Immediate, Crisis Support
If you have a serious and immediate safety concern regarding a student (yourself or a friend), please call 9-1-1. If your concern needs immediate mental health attention, support is also available by contacting one of the providers listed below.


  • Suicide Prevention Lifeline: (800) 273-8255
  • Crisis Text Line: text word "HOME" to 741-741   
  • Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services: (877) 727-4747
  • LA County Mental Health Services: (800) 854-7771
  • The Trevor Project: (866) 488-7386



PVPUSD Counseling Programs and Social-Emotional Supports

Based on the National Standards from the American School Counseling Association, the PVPUSD believe in a whole-child counseling approach to providing social-emotional and mental health support.  We utilize the essential counseling standards to work with students in the domain areas of social-emotional health, academics and college and career readiness.   

Through family, school and community partnerships, our counseling programs are designed to create a safe and engaging space where students thrive and feel connected.  Our goal is to help develop productive citizens who are resilient, self-advocating, life-long learners.  

 Palos Verdes High School 
  Peninsula High School
RDM  Rancho Del Mar High School
Intermediate Schools
Elementary Schools
All PVPUSD elementary schools provide a program to support the social-emotional health of our students.  This program includes social-emotional learning curriculum, counseling services and parent resources.  For more information, click on the elementary school’s link below.  
PVPUSD Counseling Services
Our K-12 school sites have school counselors, school psychologists and student support specialists available to support our students’ social-emotional needs.  Students can connect with their school counselor, school psychologist or Student Support Specialist by requesting an appointment
Social Emotional Support Resources

A variety of programs and resources focused on social emotional health and well-being are provided to students, staff and parents.  For further information regarding these district programs and resources, please click the link below.  

PVPUSD resources for students, staff and parents. 



PVPUSD Parent Resources

Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District provides opportunities to engage our parent community with resources to support student mental health and wellness.  

Please click here for more information  

Click here for PVPUSD Suicide Prevention Policy