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Welcome to the Abraxas High School Counseling Center!

Office Number: (858) 748-5900; FAX: (858) 679-1739
Ashley McGee, Counselor: Ext. 2205
Peyton Smothers, Counselor: Ext. 2199
Aisling O'Brien, Mending Matters Therapist: Ext. 2164
About Abraxas Counseling Department
Our mission is to empower students to achieve academic success, explore post-secondary options, and develop and maintain socioemotional well-being.
At Abraxas High School, we understand that every student learns differently. Our academic support services are tailored to meet the individual needs of each student, providing resources and strategies to excel in their studies. Whether you need help with coursework, study skills, or time management, our dedicated team of counselors is here to assist you.
Services Offered:
-Individualized academic counseling sessions
-Study skills workshops
-Resources for additional academic support
-Academic goal setting and progress tracking
Preparing for life after high school can be daunting, but at Abraxas High School, we're here to help you navigate the path to college and career success. Our comprehensive college and career guidance program offers personalized support to help you explore your interests, research post-secondary options, and plan for your future.
Services Offered:
-College exploration and application assistance
-Career assessments and interest inventories
-Resume building and interview preparation workshops
-Financial aid and scholarship resources
We recognize the importance of supporting students' socioemotional well-being as they navigate the challenges of adolescence and beyond. Our counseling center provides a safe and confidential space for students to express themselves, develop coping skills, and build healthy relationships.
Services Offered:
-Individual and group counseling
-Stress management and mindfulness workshops
-Conflict resolution and peer mediation
-Crisis intervention and referral services
Crisis Mental Health Support:
-Suicide and Crisis Lifeline: Dial 988
-CA Youth Crisis Line: Call or text 800-843-5200
-San Diego Access and Crisis Line: 888-724-7240
-Youth Emergency Shelter San Diego: 866-752-2327
-Crisis Text Line: English- text HOME to 741741   Español- text HOLA to 741741
Disclaimer: The information provided on this website is for informational purposes only and does not constitute professional counseling or advice. If you are experiencing a mental health crisis or emergency, please contact your local emergency services or dial 911.
Ashley McGee: 
Ext: 2205
Peyton Smothers:
Ext. 2199
Aisling O'Brien:
Ext. 2164
[email protected]
Office Number: 
(858) 748-5900
FAX: (858) 679-1739