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Wellness Counselors

Victoria Armendariz, M.Ed., LPC 
Serving Students A-Gi               
Laura DiPette, MA, LMFT, LPC
Serving Students GL-N
Brent Rucker, ThM, MA, LPC, LCDC
Serving Students O-Z
Wellness Counseling Administrative Assistant

*All Wellness Counseling staff are only available during school hours.  Email/Phone calls are not monitored outside school hours.

If there is an immediate emergency and outside school hours, here are some numbers that may assist you: 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline  988 or text HOME to 741741  *If you’re in emotional distress or suicidal crisis-or concerned about someone who might be, do not wait and call.

Crisis Hotline 1-866-729-3848 

Texas Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline: 1- 800-252-5400. Help is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You may report abuse or neglect anonymously.



Referral Information

Students are referred to the Wellness Center by parents, school counselors and self-initiated by the student.

{each student needs a new consent form each school year}


We will be offering Anxiety and Depression Group, Grief Group,  and Yoga/Mindfulness.

Permission slip to participate in the anxiety & depression group

Permission slip to participate in the yoga/mindfulness group

       PErmission Slip to participate in the grief group        

Release of Information Form

All forms filled in get emailed to Wellness Center.

For any general questions please contact Linda Lovelady, the Wellness Counseling Administrative Assistant: 409-927-3169 


Websites and Resources

SFHS Virtual Calming Room                                                  

  Community Resource List                                                                                         

Health Effects of Substance Abuse Article                                                                                         

Signs of Eating Disorders in Teens:                                    

Self-Harm signs-symptoms-effects:                                   

Therapist aid worksheet:                                                        

Test your Knowledge on Drugs and Drug Abuse:      

Need help with Healthcare:                                                  

Rehab Centers

UTMB Resource Center:

Drug Rehab Center:        

Welcome to the SFHS Wellness Counselors page.  

The Wellness Center Staff is available to all students at Santa Fe High School.  The staff at the Wellness Center strive to empower students to maximize their overall potential by supporting the mental health well-being of all students.  We are a safe and confidential place located on campus.  Every student is assigned a Wellness Counselor that can be seen by appointment during school hours (counseling consent form needed).  

The services offered are voluntary and take place during the school day.  Although the appointments are excused during the school day, the student is responsible for communicating with their teacher and making up any missed work. 

Each student who uses the wellness center will have an individualized counseling plan that meets their goals for the school year.  Although the Wellness Center is housed on campus, all sessions are confidential and remain between the student and their Wellness Counselor.  However, there are limitations to confidentiality which include: any reports of harm to self, harm to others, and someone else harming the student. 

Our Services Include: 

  • Coping Skills                                                                   
  • Collaboration with outside therapy plans
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Harm/Suicidal Ideation screening
  • Trauma
  • Yoga and Mindfulness
  • Solution-Focused Skills
  • Crisis intervention
  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)                       
  • Anxiety                                                                              
  • Depression                                                                       
  • Grief                                                                                  
  • Referrals to other Resources                                       
  • ART (Accelerated Resolution Therapy)                     
  • Clothes closet and necessities                                  
  • Calming room for students to use their coping skills on campus.


Anxiety and Depression Group
Yoga Group Session