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Counseling Staff and Resources

Welcome Students & Families

We are looking forward to welcoming our students back on campus. We are excited to be back to support students for the 2022-2023 school year and we are here for you.  Student and parent/guardian can email counselor a question or request an appointment.  Counselors will reach out to student and parent/guardian within two days during our office hours 8:00am – 3:30pm.  For students, you can request an appointment with your counselor by completing the counselor request form in the front office or the link below:
Outside of these hours, please be aware of the following free and confidential resources that are available 24/7 to students and families. This information is on the back of the student ID card:

Crisis Talk Line: 1-800-273-TALK
Crisis Text Line: Text "Hope" to 741-741
Local Suicide Prevention Crisis Line: 916-368-3111

IF THIS IS A CRISIS/EMERGENCY, please do not hesitate to call 911.
We hope you are all doing well and continuing to stay safe.
MIchelle Abinsay
Counselor for A-H, 7th and 8th
James Rutter Middle School
916.422.3232 ext. 32124
Cynthia Carstens
Counselor I-Re, 7th and 8th
James Rutter Middle School
916.422.3232 ext. 32123
Tamela Winbush
Counselor for Ri-Z, 7th and 8th
James Rutter Middle School
916.422.3232 ext. 

JRMS Counseling Staff

School Counselor
A-H, 7th and 8th
School Counselor
I-Re, 7th and 8th
School Social Worker
By Referral Only
Lisa Mehl
Restorative Practice and Wellness Center Counselor
By Referral Only
School Counselor
Ri-Z, 7th and 8th


EGUSD shall not discriminate against any pupil based on actual or perceived ancestry, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, immigration status, national origin, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, or sexual orientation in the counseling or guidance of pupils.