Hello to all Hidden Valley Families and WELCOME to the 2016-2017 school year!

My name is Chrissy Fraser and I am the School Counselor at HVE. I joined the Hidden Valley community last year and I was on site two days per week. This year I’m excited to have a third day to support your students! As a School Counselor, I work with students, teachers, support staff, parents/guardians, and members of the community. Most of my time is spent providing individual and group counseling to students who personally request support or have been referred by a teacher, parent/guardian, or administrator.

School Counseling services include:

  • Classroom guidance lessons
  • Lunch Bunch groups
  • Small group counseling
  • Individual counseling
  • Referrals to community resources
  • Crisis intervention
  • Consultation with parents, guardians, and staff


Below is a list of common reasons why a student is referred for School Counseling services:

  • Friendship difficulties
  • Low self-esteem
  • Frequent worrying
  • Sudden changes in mood that persist for more than a week
  • Continuous feelings of sadness and hopelessness
  • Social withdrawal
  • Changes in appetite — either increased or decreased
  • Changes in sleep — sleeplessness or excessive sleep
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Physical complaints (such as stomachaches, headaches) that don’t respond to treatment
  • Thoughts of death or suicide


This year one of my goals is to provide more school wide support and outreach for families. Below is the link to a very brief survey that will help me figure out the best possible ways to meet the needs in our school community. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey. Also, I invite you to contact me directly if you have questions, comments, concerns, or ideas you would like to share! The best way to reach me is by email since I work at two different schools. My email address is Thank you for being such an important part of the Hidden Valley community and may this school year be the best one yet!


Survey link:



Chrissy Fraser

Elementary School Counselor

(925) 338-0937