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Student Support Specialists / SAGE

Make An Appointment
Students may request to meet with one of
our Student Support Specialists through this form
This appointment form is only available M-F between 8AM and 3:30PM.
If you have an emergency regarding a student, please call 9-1-1.
If your concern needs immediate attention but is not a life-threatening emergency,
support is also available by contacting the providers listed below:
  • 988 Lifeline for Mental Health Emergencies
  • 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
Peninsula High Student Center + SAGE School-Based Therapy
A wellness space that provides a relaxing environment for students
What is the Student Center?
Located in room S11, the Wellness Center is a safe space that provides a relaxing environment for students on campus. The Wellness Center includes three Sage therapists, tactile coping tools (coloring books, fidget items, and journals) comfortable seating, and mental health educational materials
What is SAGE?
Sage is a non-profit agency that contracts with local school districts to provide
short-term mental health support to students during school hours.
For more information, visit our website at
and follow us on Instagram @sagesocal
Student Support Specialist – Megan Fishback, AMFT
(310) 377-4888 x42824 [email protected]

Student Support Specialist - Monica Dessert, AMFT
(310) 377-4888 x42211 [email protected]

Student Support Specialist – Sheree Risley Aragon, ACSW
(310) 377-4888 x42706 [email protected]
PVPUSD has partnered with South Bay Families Connected (SBFC) with the ultimate goal of having our parents, teachers and staff working together to help our youth thrive and stay on a healthy path to maturity.  
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SBFC is a not-for-profit whose mission it is to improve the social and emotional wellness of our area youth by supporting parents in their efforts to help their kids reach their full potential and live healthy, fulfilled lives. SBFC offers parents the free resources, education, and opportunities to connect around the issues and challenges we face, from helping our kids navigate the new social media landscape, to reducing the likelihood that they will use drugs and alcohol.
Outlook is a drug and alcohol educational intervention program provided to PVPUSD students through our community partnership with Thelma McMillen. Parents who are interested in having their student connect with the Outlook therapist, should complete THIS ONLINE FORM. (Note: this online form is only available during the academic school year. During summer break assistance can be found through the South Bay Families Connected organization).