Northgate High School Counseling Program


Parent Education Night

The Pleasure Trap:
Motivating Kids to Make Good Choices

Sponsored by the Parent Faculty Club and the Northgate Counselors, the Parent Education Night on April 3rd was a huge success! Over 100 parents from Northgate and the surrounding area attended a presentation of "The Pleasure Trap: Motivating Kids to Make Good Choices", by Abby Medcalf, PhD.

Funding for our Northgate Counselors, Shannon Brueckner, MFT, and Maren Dalgaard, MFT, are provided in part by the Northgate PFC and in part by the City of Walnut Creek.


NEED TO TALK?

See your Northgate Counselors
to address issues such as:

Family Stress   Depression   Bullying   Anxiety
Grief & Loss   Peer Pressure
Eating Disorders   Coping Skills
Substance Abuse   Stress   . . . and more

The Northgate Counseling Program is designed to assist students and parents with a variety of concerns by offering short-term support. Any student may make an appointment or stop by the counseling office during available office hours.

Parent, teacher or peer concerns may be discussed by telephone or by making an appointment with one of the Counselors. There is no cost to students or parents to use these counseling services. Sessions are strictly confidential.

Counselors Shannon Brueckner, MFT
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday
Maren Dalgaard, MFT
Tuesday, Friday
Direct Telephone Line 938-3921
Office Hours 7:30AM to 3:30PM
Location Room 60 in the Art wing,
across from Room 63


Northgate Counseling Program 2012-13

Total of 423 individual students seen during the 2012-13 school year - over 1/4 (25%) of the students!

Breakdown of issues students were seen for:

  • School 29%
  • Family 20%
  • Social/Peer 15%
  • Anxiety/Stress 9%
  • Drugs/Alcohol 4%
  • Grief/Loss 4%
  • Other 19%



Bullying Is A Form of Harassment

Referenced from the Mt. Diablo USD Parent Information Packet, available on their website: www.mdusd.org

The Mt. Diablo Unified School District believes that all students have a right to a safe and healthy school environment. To that end, the District, schools, and community have an obligation to promote mutual respect, tolerance and acceptance.

The District will not tolerate behavior that infringes on the safety of any student. A student shall not intimidate or harass another student through words or actions. Such behavior includes direct physical contact, such as hitting or shoving, verbal assaults, such as teasing or name-calling; and social isolation or manipulation. This policy applies whenever a student is on school grounds, traveling to and from school or a school sponsored activity, during the lunch period, whether on or off campus, and during a school-sponsored activity. Read the entire information here...


Northgate Counseling Program 2013-2014

Program funding provided by
the City of Walnut Creek and the Northgate Parent Faculty Club


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