The Mt. Eden High School counseling enriched classroom is one of HEART’s longest standing contracts, spanning over 20 years. Mt. Eden also holds a special place in my heart because not only was I the classroom therapist there for 6 years, but I am also an alumni (you can’t hide that Monarch pride)! The team there is made up of Erika Brindopke, Classroom Teacher (former HEART MHC), Kaelyn Hosokawa, Classroom Therapist (former HEART clinical intern and All-in SSA), Crystal Rodriguez, Clinical Counseling Associate, and Larn’ea Cockerham, Mental Health Counselor. The team there is always having fun events to engage folks on site, like hosting an ice cream social in our classroom to start the year off. They also help to highlight our diverse community by incorporating various cultural celebrations into the classroom (pictured are decorations the students made during Chinese New Year and an Ofrenda that was constructed during Dia de Los Muertos). Larn’ea has also recently started a clothing brand to help bring awareness to mental health, linked here.
Blog Post Written By: Jesse Wiltey, Assistant Director of School Partnerships
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