HMS Telewellness Resource Center

In the midst of a crisis, students and parents often look to the school to provide resources and assistance. Counselors are often the ones that help students, staff, and parents, navigate through many different types of crises; including the one we are currently facing.


We realize that students and their families may be experiencing high levels of stress at this time as well as heightened levels of anxiety. The HMS Telewellness Resource Center serves to provide wellness resources that can assist during these difficult times as well as provide additional supports and information for parents to assist in communicating with their children at home.


If you have questions or need additional support, please contact me by email at [email protected]


Office Hours: M-F 8:00 am - 3:00 pm  626-299-7060 ext. 5006

(appointments available by phone, in-person, or virtual)


Be Well.

June Gonzalez, MS, P.P.S.

School Counselor/Wellness Coordinator

Counseling Department Chair


Student Virtual Counseling Office - Now Open!

Virtual Counseling Office

Students - Click Here to Check In Virtually with Mrs. GonzalezHMS Counselor

Students who are on Independent Study or not on campus for the day, can participate in virtual academic & wellness counseling with their School Counselor during school hours. (*Closed during school holidays and the summer break)

Mindfulness Activities 




Watch mesmerizing sand tray patterns that create mental calm.

Sand Tray Calm - Click Here

Be sure to visit our Wellness Lounge to create your own zen sand garden or use the Mindfulness Studio at lunch to Drift into Wellness with our kinetic sand table.
Perfect for when you’re feeling anxious, stressed, or overwhelmed and need to clear your mind. *Click on each of the sand tables to see how it works.

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Quiet, thoughtful, and mindful…

MUSIC - A relaxing music video that provides soothing sounds as background music for studying, stress relief, sleep, meditation, healing, and yoga.
DEEP BREATHING & GUIDED RELAXATION - A variety of 5-25 minute guided meditations.
Did you know that extending your exhales so that they are a little longer than your inhales can help you relax?
YOGA - 4-minute yoga for strength and focus Strengthen-your-focus
JOURNAL EXERCISES - 175 journal prompts for mental health - Journal Prompts 
SKETCHING - Explore the mental health benefits of expressing your creativity in a 5-10 min quick sketch activity. Pick an Inspiration: Dreamboard, Safe or Special Place, Feel your Power, Gratitude Finding what you lost, Getting through, Maze
Short Videos & Virtual Hikes:

HMS Virtual Calming Room


Students, feeling stressed? Click on any bookshelf image for the calming experience you want.

 When you are done, click on the home icon to return to the Calming Room.


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Family Workshop   QR Code
Parent Connection   Parent connection

 Free Evidence-Based Mental Health Relief Downloadable App 

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Get the tools to tackle:

  • Worry
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  • Perfectionism
  • Social Anxiety
  • Phobias
  • Coping with COVID-19
CREATE YOUR OWN Breathing Meditation with CUSTOMIZABLE visual background, sound, and pace. Create Here




Information and referrals for all health and human services in LA County. The phone line is open 24 hours; 7 days a week, with trained Community Resource Advisors, prepared to offer help with any situation, any time. The community services go far beyond phone referrals (housing, food, transportation, senior services, crisis services, legal services, COVID-19 testing and vaccination locations, etc.) Call 211

The California Parent and Youth Helpline provides support and resource referrals to parents and youth, 7-days a week from 8 am - 8 pm at 1-855-427-2736 or Parent-youth-helpline


School Lunch:

A free nutritious lunch will be available to all students this school year. They just need to enter their school ID at the lunch kiosk.





                         School-Based Wellness Counseling Services

Click on image below to access

Wellness Center


Crisis Information



National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255

WE TIP (SMUSD anonymous reporting) 1-800-78-CRIME

Child Abuse Protection Hotline 1-800-540-4000

Emergency Services - 911

San Marino Police Department - 626-300-0720

BE WELL... Mrs. Gonzalez Listen & Relax
Now Open!
Wellness Lounge
The HMS Wellness Lounge is now open for students to receive individual and group counseling & wellness support services from our mental health interns and professional staff. This 'zen den' environment; bringing the calming visual and sound elements of nature indoors, gives students a place to self-regulate and decompress. Participating in mindfulness activities such as mediation, guided-imagery, breathing exercises, and art & play therapy, students are better able to return to the classroom feeling less anxious, emotionally refreshed, and can get back to learning. 
How to access the Wellness Lounge: 
HMS has partnered with the Titan Wellness Center at San Marino High School and they are sharing their Mental Health Interns with us. Interns see students either on a self-referral, teacher, staff, or parent referral basis. To make a referral or request School-Based Wellness Counseling Services - Click Here. At this time, students have scheduled appointments or are given a call-slip to work with a mental health intern in the Wellness Lounge. Some students are seen individually and others in groups. All students requiring or seeking walk-in counseling services must first go the Main Office - Counseling Office, to check in with Mrs. Gonzalez. Students are then sent to the appropriate counseling setting. Most students will meet with Mrs. Gonzalez in her office while others, may be referred to work with an Intern in our Wellness Lounge. 
The Wellness Lounge is also open for student drop-in's during their lunch break through our 'Zen Zone' Hangout. *See Below for More Information
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The 'Zen Zone' Hangout is a peaceful, calm, and quiet retreat where students can drop-in to relax and destress at lunch. The 'Zen Zone' Hangout is located in the HMS Wellness Lounge. Doors open at 12:35 pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Friday. Students can participate in optional mindfulness activities such as breathing exercises, meditation and yoga, as well as activities that reduce stress and increase calm (such as pleasure reading, journaling, drawing, puzzles, zen sand tray play, origami, or quiet games) while enjoying the sights and sounds of nature with zen music on our oversized  screen.


Mrs. Gonzalez, School Counselor and Wellness Hangout Advisor

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Explore Mindfulness using one of our activity iPads with noise canceling headphones!

Students will be able to enjoy an immersive experience of mindfulness in our new and innovative pods which are located in our Wellness Lounge and Literacy Lab. Students will use noise canceling headphones along with an iPad & Wellness Experiences designed to reduce stress and anxiety by placing focus on “being,” rather than doing. The Wellness Experiences will help cultivate inner peace and relaxation so students can return to the classroom with renewed attention spans, a sense of calm, and are ready to learn.

The Mindfulness Pod’s Immersive Experiences Include:


  • Breathing & Relaxation Exercises
  • Building Gratitude Habits
  • Sound Baths To Reduce Stress & Tension
  • Guided Meditations
  • The Virtual Outdoors
  • Developing Coping Strategies
  • Creating Inner Calm Through Art
  • Self-Regulation Practices
The Mindfulness Studio

During the lunchtime Zen Zone Hangout, the space will serve as a Mindfulness Studio where up to 4 students at a time, can immerse themselves in mindful practices such as breathing and relaxation techniques, guided imagery and Zen sounds for stress reduction.


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In our Mindfulness Studio, students can Drift into wellness using our kinetic sandscape sand table that increases relaxation, boosts mood, and enhances focus. This visual meditation coupled with background sounds of smooth white, pink, and brown noise found in sound relaxation therapy, inspires mindfulness. The sand table's soft pulsating lights emulate and encourage deep breathing while the mesmerizing moving sand designs, create calm.



Perfect for when you’re feeling anxious, stressed, or overwhelmed and need to clear your mind. *Click on each of the sand tables to see how it works.

Drift table Drift table

Quiet, thoughtful, and mindful…


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