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

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 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, which 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.  .

Here is a list of SBCHC therapists who support MBUSD schools:
School SBCHC Therapist
Mira Costa High School
Jessica Plotin, LMFT
Manhattan Beach Middle School
Rachel Lloyd, LMFT
Manhattan Beach Middle School Luisa Bernardino, LMFT 
[email protected]
Grand View Elementary Lauren Barker, LMFT
[email protected]
Meadows Elementary
Rachel Lloyd, LMFT
Pacific Elementary Dr. Richard Skaff, Psychologist
[email protected]
Pennekamp Elementary Luisa Bernardino, LMFT 
[email protected]
Robinson Elementary Luisa Bernardino, LMFT 
[email protected]
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
Signs of Suicide (SOS)