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Contact Information

Phone: 925-377-2091

Gabriela Alvarez

Welcome to JM Counseling!



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We are surviving through difficult times in the midst of many unknowns. Life at the moment may feel overwhelming and stressful. Your feelings are valid, no matter what they are. This Virtual Calming Room known as BAY (Be an Advocate for Your Mental Health) is a virtual space for students, families, and staff to explore and use strategies and tools to manage emotions and feelings. Taking care of yourself and building resilience during this pandemic is so important and with the help of this virtual space, I hope that you are able to put yourself first!

Student Support Services

Gabriela Alvarez, School Counselor

Students may see Mrs. Alvarez for individual and/or small group counseling for support with a variety of issues or concerns, some of which include: Communication Skills, Conflict Resolution, Academic Motivation, Self-Esteem, Impulse Control, Family Issues, and Grief/Loss. 

Parents are welcome to call or email Mrs. Alvarez for a meeting if they have academic, social or personal concerns about their child. Mrs. Alvarez can arrange individual or small group counseling, and will provide outside referrals for intervention if/when needed.

Students interested in receiving counseling services may send an email directly through Schoolloop or feel free to come into the Counselor’s office located in the back end of the library.

Phone: (925) 377-2091; Email:


Annette Herbert, Student Support Specialist

Mrs. Herbert works alongside Mrs. Alvarez, assisting students and staff. She is a Safe School Ambassador trainer and facilitator; directs the after school Peer Tutoring program; leads social skills groups; facilitates Student Success Team meetings; meets with students in need of academic and/or emotional support.

Mrs. Herbert is at JM on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30 - 4.

Phone: (925) 377-4223; Email:


Olivia Flint, School Psychologist

Mrs. Flint primarily works with students with Individual Education Plans. Based on concerns and needs, Mrs. Flint provides individual and group counseling. She also consults with parents, teachers, and students to enhance and support diverse student learning needs, behavior, and mental health.   

Phone: (925) 255-5476; Email:


Moraga School District strives to nurture the social, emotional, and physical well-being of all students. We offer a multi-tiered system of support for social-emotional well-being. 

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