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South Bay Children's Health Center (SBCHC) Counseling Resources

We are happy to announce that our district is continuing our longstanding partnership with Beach Cities Health District and South Bay Children's Health Center (SBCHC) to help support the individual social and emotional needs of our students, families and staff again this school year. SBCHC is a local non-profit agency, founded in 1947, that offers a full range of child and youth focused dental and mental health services. 


Through their South Bay Youth Project that partners with many local school districts, we will again have Licensed Mental Health Clinicians available to work with our school community on a referral basis. If you would like to arrange a time for you or your student to speak with one of the therapists assigned to your child's school please reach out to your school counselor who will be happy to connect you.  .

School SBCHC Therapist
Mira Costa High School
Joanna Bahl, LCSW
Manhattan Beach Middle School
Rachel Lloyd, LMFT
Manhattan Beach Middle School
Iris Knell, LCSW
Grand View Elementary
Lianne de la Pena, LMFT
Meadows Elementary
Rachel Lloyd, LMFT
Pacific Elementary
Jeannie Hahn, PsyD LMFT
Pennekamp Elementary
Jessica Plotin, LMFT
Robinson Elementray
Jessica Plotin, LMFT
Additional Resources 
Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255
Crisis Text Line: Text word “HOME” to 741-741
Didi Hirsh Mental Health Services: 877-727-4747
LA County Health Services: 800-854-7771
The Trevor Project: 866-488-7386
Thelma McMillen Center, Torrance Memorial (Alcohol and Drug Treatment): 310-784-4879