Healthy Choices School Based Mental Health Counseling

Mental Health Trainees/Associates

The City of Fremont Human Services Department,Youth and Family Services Division provides individual and group mental health counseling at a number of participating Fremont Unified school sites. The mental health counseling is provided by mental health trainees/associates who are in field placements as part of their masters or doctoral programs or are post-masters and are working on their hours toward a professional clinical mental health license. All mental health trainees/associates are supervised by Youth and Family Services licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, and licensed Psychologists.
Two children
Mental health trainees/associates spend two or three days a week at the school and coordinate with school personnel to identify and link students most in need of counseling with services. Students may also self-refer or be referred by their parents.  Parental consent is required for students to receive this service.

For more information, on school based mental health counseling services, please call the participating school directly or call City of Fremont, Youth and Family Services at 510-574-2100.

Needs addressed through Mental Health Counseling include:

  • School behavior or adjustment problems
  • Depression, anxiety or other mood issues
  • Family relationship problems or conflicts
  • Peer or social difficulties
  • School performance
  • Grief and loss
  • Self-esteem
  • Running away, truancy, or behavior beyond parent control

Participating Schools for 2021-2022 School Year

Fremont Primary Schools

  • Ardenwood Elementary
  • Forest Park Elementary
  • Mission San Jose Elementary 
  • Niles Elementary 
  • Parkmont Elementary
  • Warm Springs Elementary

Fremont Secondary Schools

  • American High School
  • Hopkins Jr. High School
  • Irvington High School
  • Kennedy High School
  • Mission San Jose High School
  • Thornton Jr. High School

Charter School

  • Circle of Independent Learning (COIL)