CASSY & Uplift Counselors

CASSY and Uplift Counselors offer both individual and group counseling as additional support options on campus. Referrals are made by teachers, counselors and administrators.


Counseling is offered for a variety of reasons including but not limited to the following:

  • Emotional / mental health
  • Family / home issues
  • Grief counseling
  • Substance abuse
  • Physical health
  • Behavior
Patrick Neddersen
Local graduate of San Jose State and Santa Clara University paying it forward supporting local schools. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (BBS #112818) and have been working with adolescents for the past 10 years.

Sara Vargus


I have a BS from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and am a Registered Behavior Technician. I am an Associate Educational Clinical Coordinator with Pacific Clinics, and have been in the field of behavior for around 3 years. I look forward to supporting your needs for the rest of the year!

Our Wellness Center is open and welcomes all students! The Center in Room 83 and is a safe place to go where an Uplift Counselor is available throughout the school day to provide support services to students. Parents, Staff and Students may also refer a student using the following confidential form. Click on the button below to access the form.
The Empowering Our Community for Success program is hosted by Del Mar and held on campus by Danny Chavez.  The program is designed to work with freshmen and sophomores who need extra guidance and support.  

Some of the features of the program are:

  • Male Empowerment Group
  • Female Empowerment Group
  • Individual counseling
  • After school tutoring support

For more information on counseling and support, please contact your student’s Assistant Principal: