Attending high school today can be a stressful, anxiety driven experience. UHS understands that students need to have ‘peace-of-mind’ so they can focus on their academics and the responsibilities associated with high school. That is why UHS employs social-emotional counselors just to assist students who may need a little extra help. The resources on this page are all designed to assist students with the social-emotional aspects of their lives although students and parents are always free to call Mrs. Bird (278-0449) or Mrs. Fernandez (278-1115) with any questions.
Our counselors are available to all students and can be accessed in multiple ways:
When needed, Mrs. Bird or Mrs. Fernandez may refer students and their families to private professionals in the community for psycho-educational testing and assessment, psychological or psychiatric evaluation, and long-term counseling. The following are some of the community resources available to UHS students and parents.
4545 N. West Ave, Fresno, CA 93705
Some services provided for a fee. Services include individual and family counseling for at-risk and abused or neglected children and their families also, anger management classes for adults and adolescents. CYS offers student assistance program with on-campus crisis counseling for children and youth at numerous Fresno Unified School District and Fresno County schools and Neighborhood Resource Centers. Rural programs include: Keep Kids Drug Free, One-to-One Mentoring programs and the STOP program.
Call (559) 229-3561
3133 N. Millbrook Ave, Fresno, CA 93703
Provide services to those 0 - 18 years of age, and infant mental health for voluntary or court-ordered 0-3 year olds. Services includes mental health assessments and evaluations, case management, transitional services, medication services, collateral interventions, individual and family therapy, family advocacy, community based services as needed, substance abuse prevention and interventions, parenting groups English and Spanish, groups for pre-adolescents and adolescents girls, Boys Coping Skills group, trauma focused mental health treatment, attachment-based family and child therapy.
Call (559) 453-8918
7170 N. Financial Drive, Suite 110 Fresno, CA 93720
With a strong tradition of commitment, our focus is on serving rural communities where other health resources are often limited. Treating people with care and compassion is the cornerstone of our philosophy – valuing each person’s worth, dignity and wholeness in body, mind and spirit.
Call (559) 256-0100
922 N Van Ness Ave, Fresno, CA 93728
Alateen is part of the Al-Anon Family Groups; Al-Anon meetings are for anyone affected by someone else’s drinking. If there’s no Alateen meeting available to you, you are always welcome to attend an Al-Anon meeting.
Call (559) 444-0224
3443 W. Shaw Ave, Fresno, CA 93711
Our staff is highly knowledgeable about childhood development, parenting, and problems that arise during childhood. We are a community based organization that has been serving families in the Central Valley for over 20 years. We are here to provide expert advice and help to parents and families throughout a child's developmental years.
Call (559) 271-1186
5151 N. Palm Ave Suite 200, Fresno, CA 93704
Provides low-cost counseling services. Services are provided by advanced graduate students enrolled in the Marriage & Family Therapy Program at Fresno State and post-graduate MFT interns who work under the supervision of Fresno State Faculty who are licensed professionals.
For more information or to schedule an appointment call (559) 229-3085
How You Can Practice Self-Care
High School Students and Sleep
Sleep allows one to be alert, insightful, and sharp. Sleep allows students to properly solve problems. When students do not get the optimal 8 to 10 hours of sleep that they need, they lose their ability to succeed academically. Students have trouble retaining information, coping with stress, and staying focused. “These effects can have a serious impact on test scores and on the grades students receive on class projects and papers.
What can parents do?