Social & Emotional Counseling

We are making thoughtful considerations regarding resources that would be supportive to students and families. Please find below some helpful resources that may be of assistance to you:

  1. Tools for Self-Care: Self-care Toolkit at Gritx.org
  2. Tips for coping with stress: SAMHSA Fact Sheet with tips for coping with stress during an infectious disease outbreak: Coping With Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks
  3. Helpful coping strategies: Coping Strategies

30 Activities we can do for our emotional health: 30ThingsWeCanDoForOurEmotionalHealthSELResourceSheet.pdf


Seeking Community Mental Health Providers

As a reminder, please access your regular mental health provider for support. If you have private insurance, consider calling your carrier for a referral list that matches your child’s needs.

For those who are seeking alternatives, here are some on-line therapy options:

  1. Good Therapy: https://www.goodtherapy.org/
  2. Talkspace: https://www.talkspace.com/
  3. BetterHelp: https://www.betterhelp.com/
  4. iLEAD online: https://ileadonline.org/mental-health/

The above list is not a comprehensive list of providers in Orange County and is NOT a formal referral from IUSD.  Please use discretion in selecting a mental health provider.


The District provides school-based mental health/wellness services and resources (www.iusd.org/WeCare or https://iusd.org/department/mental-health-wellness) to students and families. These services include short-term individual or group counseling for students at the school site; short-term, solution-focused therapy for students and families through the Irvine Family Resource Center; and resource linkages to community-based mental health or social services for students and families. Services are provided by counselors or licensed mental health professionals.