Led by a licensed mental health professional, the Counseling & Psychological Services program is designed to support our students’ social and emotional health as well as their academic wellbeing.

Program Description

The Flintridge Sacred Heart Department of Counseling and Psychological Services promotes the holistic health and wellness of the school community. The school recognizes that there are personal as well as academic challenges during the high school years so the department offers individual, group and family counseling services to students and their families. The counseling services are provided by a licensed mental health professional.

Flintridge Sacred Heart students

Additional counseling services include parent counseling events and classes, student assemblies and classroom presentations dedicated to topics relevant to students’ social and emotional health and clinical consultation with teachers and parents as needed.

Advising Assemblies: Prepping for the Future

Flintridge Sacred Heart's counseling and psychological services department hosts monthly advising assemblies, during which freshmen and sophomore students explore developmentally appropriate issues with the guidance of trained facilitators. Topics include creating and maintaining healthy relationships, setting goals, reflecting on academic performance and more. The advising assemblies benefit and prepare students for the college counseling process that begins junior year. 

Jess Hopkins advising assembly
Jess Hopkins, a popular speaker and certified life coach, leads an interactive workshop during an advising assembly

Past assemblies have included

First Assembly of the Year

The first advising assembly is designed to start the year off right. Freshmen are introduced to advising at Flintridge Sacred Heart, review the sexual harassment reporting protocol, and explore learning styles within breakout groups. Sophomores participate in a student-led panel discussion on what to expect from tenth grade. They are then each paired with a junior to for one-on-one discussions about tenth grade. 

Testing Anxiety

Dr. Ani Katchadorian presents freshmen and sophomores with creative strategies to manage test anxiety. In separate breakout sessions, freshmen learn about the PSAT while sophomores learn about the pre-ACT. 

Healthy Relationships & Friendships / Stress & Anxiety

Jess Hopkins, a popular speaker and certified life coach, leads freshmen in a lively and interactive workshop about healthy relationships and friendships.

Meanwhile, sophomores are invited to discover and practice a series of stress- and anxiety-reducing exercises during a workshop led by guest speaker Judith Sekler.

College Admissions Process / Course Options / Resumes

Ed Devine, regional director of admissions from Lafayette College, introduces freshmen and sophomores to key aspects of the college admission process. Freshmen then review possible course options for the next school year and learn about high school transcripts. Sophomores see examples of solid high school resumes and work on updating their own resumes.


The entire community is invited to participate in an assembly that focuses on concepts, themes, and important questions related to diversity. Student speakers share their experiences at the annual Student Diversity Leadership Conference. All in attendance are encouraged to explore how diversity currently exists and could exist within the Flintridge Sacred Heart community.


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Girl Power Playlist

Playlist curated by our director of counseling and psychological services.
Designed for those moments when you need that extra motivation ... or just want to sing out loud and have fun!!

Program Contact

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  • Juliana Gallant 

    Director of Psychological Counseling and Services
Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy is an all girls' Catholic, Dominican, independent, college-preparatory day and boarding high school in the hills of La Cañada Flintridge. Overlooking Pasadena, FSHA educates girls from Los Angeles, Southern California and around the world for a life of faith, integrity and truth. 

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy

440 St. Katherine Drive
La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011
High School Office: 626-685-8300
Admissions: 626-685-8521

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