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Wellness Center




The Spartan Wellness Center is a quiet, calming space, open daily for students 8:00 am - 3:15 pm, that provides:

  • Drop-in support (grades 9-12)

  • Crisis support

  • Reliable prevention and self-help resources

  • Self-care break area

  • Individual and group counseling by referral

  • Growth/Interest groups

  • Student lunchtime and schoolwide activities based on monthly themes

  • Peer Support outreach

The Wellness Center also provides staff and families access to:

  • Consultation and resources related to mental health and wellness

  • Coordination and community setting for a variety of professional development and parent education opportunities

In addition to in-person services, the LCHS Wellness Center also offers the following online support to the LCHS community:

  • Virtual Wellness Center

  • Care Solace, a free, anonymous, online resource with a live 24/7 concierge who assists individuals in finding local mental health and substance use related programs and counseling services. For more information about Care Solace¹, please click here.

For more detailed information about all of the Wellness Center's services, please visit their website


Wellness Center Contact Information

Contact the Wellness Center: wellnesscenter@lcusd.net (818) 952-4235

Beth Mumper, Wellness Office Worker (WOW): bmumper@lcusd.net (818) 952-4235

Rachel Zooi, Wellness Center Counselor/Peer Support: rzooi@lcusd.net (818) 952-4264

Erica Smith, PhD/LMFT, SAGE Therapist: esmith@lcusd.net

Melissa Mazin, PTSA Wellness Center Parent Liaison: mfmazin@gmail.com (818) 419-7791

Claudia Dietrich-Joe, PTSA Wellness Center Parent Liaison: claudiadietrichjoe@gmail.com

Julie Eleftheriou, PTSA Wellness Center Parent Liaison: jctilton10@gmail.com


The Wellness Center and its programs are generously supported by the Spartan Boosters, the La Canada Educational Foundation, and the La Canada PTSA. Design services were donated by Maria Videla-Juniel, The Art of Room Design, La Canada.


1 – Care Solace – Please note that these resources are not educationally-related services, special education, or designated instruction and services as defined under the Education Code, the Individuals with Disabilities Improvement Act of 2004, or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. LCUSD does not claim or make any representation of financial responsibility.


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Check-In Policy for Visitors on Campus:

A safety policy is in place for all visitors/volunteers coming onto the LCHS campus. Visitors and Volunteers need to sign in at the front office and get a visitor badge before entering the school. Please note, if you are attending a PTSA Meeting you may proceed directly to the meeting and sign-in at the meeting. Any visitors on campus without a badge may be asked to leave.