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Tonya El-Hendi, LCSW, P.P.S. » About Me

About Me

I am so excited to join the Titan Team at San Marino H.S. supporting student Wellness! I have 20 years of experience in education; including time as a Teacher, Foster Youth Liaison, Guidance Counselor, Licensed Mental Health Counselor and this past year as a Community Schools Specialist with the county office of education.


My passion is school-based mental health to support every student’s overall wellness to further THEIR individual goals both academically and as people. 


“There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.”  ~ Edith Wharton


As parents and educators we are unable to fully understand the impact the school closures as a result of the COVID 19 pandemic has had on our children. If you have concerns or are not sure if you should be concerned about your child feel free to contact me via email or phone to have a confidential conversation of ways to support your child. We may be in different boats but we are in the same storm. 


Professional Goals for 2020-2021 School Year

  • Increase awareness of the importance of good mental health for meaningful engagement in life
  • Create opportunities for ALL San Marino H.S. students to engage in positive self-care activities 
  • Identify and support San Marino H.S. students in need of individual support for wellness
  • Spread the word - It’s Okay to not be Okay and there is help!
 
More info at Titan Wellness Center
 
September is National Suicide Prevention Month