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Sarah Hershey ( - last names A-K

Christie Danner ( - last names L-Z

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Local 24-Hour Suicide Crisis Line

Toll-free: 1-877-663-5433 (ONE LIFE)

Serving Monterey, Santa Cruz, and San Benito Counties for over 50 years

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Call 800-273-TALK (8255) Chat service and other information: Go to

Crisis Text Line

Text HELLO to 741-741 Other information: Go to

The Trevor Project

Text START to 678-678



Counseling & Student Services 2021-2022

As your student navigates through their high school career and the major developmental changes associated with adolescence, they may experience some challenges that require support. The SVHS Counseling Department is here to help. School counselors support students in their academic and social/emotional development. Our goal is to guide all students through these milestones in a healthy and positive way. We are advocates with a shared philosophy of providing equal access and opportunity to all of our students in a safe and rich learning environment at SVHS.  


Sarah Hershey (MA,PPS), A-K

Christie Danner (MA, PPS), L-Z

Hours: Monday-Friday 8 am - 3:30 pm
Academic Intervention: Plan SST and 504 meetings. Oversee school programs for students at-risk.
Academic Planning:  4 Year Plan, Scheduling, and Student/Parent Presentations
College and Career Readiness: Naviance and college planning guidance and support
Social/Emotional: Promote social competence, decision making, problem solving and conflict resolution. Assess and refer to appropriate intervention programs to support student’s social/emotional or behavioral needs.

Please contact administration or school counselors for information or referrals.      

Mike Leimbach, Licensed Therapist, 831-428-3600
Wednesdays and Fridays 8:30am to 12:30pm; Thursdays 8:30am to 12:30pm

Amy Paul, College and Career Center Advisor
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays 10 am -1:45 pm


Dave Crawford, IB Coordinator
Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday & Fridays
IB Scheduling, IB Questions/Concerns               


Barbara Tansy, Registrar-Transcripts
Monday-Friday, 8 am – 4 pm

Dave Crawford, Community Service Coordinator

Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday & Fridays



2020-21 Counseling Presentations


11th Grade College Presentation - 1/8/2021


9th Grade Parent Night - 11/5/2020

Slide Presentation


2019-20 Counseling Presentations


Testing Updates (ACT/SAT) Slides 2020 (COVID Edition)

Parent Presentation Preparing for College:


Senior Class Zoom Meeting Slides


Junior Class Zoom Meeting Slides


Junior Class College Presentation - 2019

Slide Presentation

Presentation Handouts

Senior Parent Night 
September 19th, 2019

Slide Presentation

Presentation Handouts

Freshmen Parent Night:
October 2nd, 2019

Slide Presentation


College Application Workshops 2020-21

We will be offering drop-in workshops for assistance with college applications. See the College/Career Page for Zoom link


  • 10/27
  • 11/3
  • 11/10
  • 11/17 
  • 11/19