Mental Health Specialist / Counselor



Dear SLVMS Students and Families, 

Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year and welcome to my page. I know these are unprecedented times and that we are all just doing our very best. As many of us struggle to adjust, we must remember that sometimes we need to lean on our community and ask for help. Below is a list of local mental health resources. I'd encourage you to look into these and/or contact me if you're looking for extra support for you or your child. If you are having an emergency or are in crisis, please seek immediate help and call 911 or refer to the crisis information below. Please know that email is not confidential. I look forward to meeting you.

Best wishes,  

Lisa Haney, M.A., AMFT #102892

[Supervised by Jennifer Sims, M.A., LPCC #2584]





If you are thinking about harming yourself or attempting suicide, tell someone who can help right away:

  • Call your doctor’s office.
  • Call 911 for emergency services.
  • Go to the nearest hospital emergency room.
  • Call the toll-free, 24-hour hotline of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255) to be connected to a trained counselor at a suicide crisis center nearest you. 
  •  Ask a family member or friend to help you make these calls or take you to the hospital.

If You Have a Family Member or Friend in a Crisis: If you have a family member or friend who is suicidal, do not leave him or her alone. Try to get the person to seek help immediately from an emergency room, physician, or mental health professional. Take seriously any comments about suicide or wishing to die. Even if you do not believe your family member or friend will actually attempt suicide, the person is clearly in distress and can benefit from your help in receiving mental health treatment.

If you are not in imminent danger but need immediate crisis support call: (800) 952-2335 / (24-hours a day for Santa Cruz County residents to assess for hospitalization in a psychiatric crisis.)

A crisis line is a service that provides free, confidential support and resources for people in emotional distress. The service is provided by a trained crisis counselor on the phone and in some cases by text and/or chat. You can call or text for help with someone you're worried about or for yourself. 


-Suicide Prevention Crisis Line: (Santa Cruz, San Benito, & Monterey counties)  

24-hour Hotline: 1-877-663-5433 (1-877-ONE-LIFE)

24-hour National Hotline: 1-800-273-8255 


-Crisis Text Line (24 hours/day, 7 days/week)

Text HOME to 741-741 


-The Trevor Project (LGBTQ+)

Text START to 678-678



-National Domestic Violence


Walnut Avenue Domestic Violence (Santa Cruz): (866) 269-2559 (24/7, bilingual)


-Parental Stress

1-800-632-8188  (24 hours/day, 7 days/week)


-Monarch Services Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

1-888-900-4232  (Immediate crisis response to vicims of domestic violence and sexual assault, 24 hours/day, 7 days/week, bilingual)


-SAMHSA’s National Helpline (National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.) 1-800-662-HELP (4357)


-2-1-1 (24-Hour Help Line) Dial 2-1-1 / (Basic information and social services within Santa Cruz County) / For information on Coronavirus text "COVID19" to 211211 or visit


-Santa Cruz Behavioral Health / Crisis Stabilization Program 

1-831-600-2800 (24-hour emergency response stabilization unit for Mental Health Crisis for Youth & Adults)


-Santa Cruz County MERT (Mobile Emergency Response & Crisis Mental Health Team) 



-Santa Cruz County Behavioral Health (ACCESS) (Adult & Children's Mental Health Services)

831-454-4170 or 1-800-952-2335 24-hours a day

Walk-in crisis services are available (Mon-Fri 8:00AM-5:00PM)

1400 Emeline Avenue, Bldg. K. Santa Cruz, CA 95060

How to Receive Mental Health Services


-Mountain Community Resources (Felton) 831-335-6600 (Basic Needs, Counseling Services, Parent Education, Food Distribution) / 6134 Highway 9, Felton CA, 95018


-Encompass Community Services (831) 469-1700 (Youth, Family, & Individual Counseling & Substance-Use Counseling services) /


-Hospice of Santa Cruz County (831) 430-3000 (Grief Support Services for Adults & Youth, offering phone & telehealth services at this time) /


-Positive Discipline Community Resources / (831) 476-7284 x107 (Parenting Support, Education, & Classes, offering virtual support groups weekly at this time)


-Diversity Center Santa Cruz County (LGBTQ+ Resources for Youth, Adults, Parents, and Families in Santa Cruz County, currently offering virtual support groups at this time)

(831) 425-5422 /


-Family Services Agency of the Central Coast 831-423-9444 x200 (Youth, Family, & Individual Counseling, serves Medi-Cal & Sliding Scale, Offering telehealth services at this time) 


-Scotts Valley Counseling Center (831)706-6962 (Offering telehealth services at this time, serves Medi-Cal)


-Collaborative Counseling Center (831) 588-8032  (Offers individual, family, group, and outpatient services; Serves Medi-Cal; offering telehealth services at this time)


-Psychology Today (Information on how to find a therapist utilizing your insurance; many are offering telehealth at this time) 


-California Peer Run Hotline

1-855-845-7415 (Non-emergency resources for anyone in California seeking emotional support) 


-Coastal Turning Point (831) 234-2010 (Substance Use Treatment for Youth & Adults; Accepts Medi-Cal)


-Walnut Avenue Family and Women’s Center (831)426-3062


-Monarch Services (831) 425-4030 (Immediate crisis response to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault)


-Shine-A-Light Counseling Center (831) 996-1222 (Offering Telehealth currently, sliding-scale, Medi-Cal based counseling services) 


-The Camp Recovery Center  (831) 431-8056 (Drug and alcohol addiction and treatment)


-Janus of Santa Cruz (831) 462-1060 (Substance Use Program for Adults)


-NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) 

831-427-8020 x 7 (Help Line) / (Information for families and individuals for those living with mental illness)