Jeanine Murphy, LMFT
Mental Health Clinician/Clinical Supervisor
805-640-4343 x1858

Ojai Unified School District, in conjunction with generous funding from Help of Ojai is able to provide counseling, free of charge, to students K-12th grade to address school-based issues. Counseling is provided by Marriage and Family or Social Work Associates and Trainees under the supervision of Jeanine Murphy, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist/Clinical Supervisor, on the school campus and during school hours. Referrals are made through each school’s SST (student study team). School-based counseling averages between 6 weeks and 6 months and can occur individually or in a group setting to address concerns such as:

  • Self-esteem
  • Peer conflicts
  • Victim of bullying
  • Witness to bullying
  • Student who exhibits bullying behavior
  • School-based anxiety
  • Challenges with attention in a classroom setting
  • Trauma-effecting them in the school setting

If a student exhibits challenges that may be better served in a counseling setting outside of the school, the intensity of the concerns are not appropriate to address during the school day or family therapy is recommended, the parent/guardian is given an outside referral list. If the family chooses to participate in outside of school counseling, any cost for the services are the responsibility of the family. 


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