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Train Your Brain

South Pasadena Unified School District’s Train Your Brain or TYB program is dedicated to providing social-emotional support services to our middle and high school students. We aim to expand access to mental health services that support the wellbeing of SPHS and SPMS students.

​Our program includes individual counseling support, family engagement, crisis support, classroom presentations, outreach, community building, restorative justice practices, and resource referrals.  Our services promote healthy coping, resiliency and wellness by providing a spectrum of comprehensive, integrated, culturally sensitive services that support the academic achievements and wellness of SPUSD students.
Our team includes:
Natasha Stebbins
TYB Social Worker at SPHS
Fiona McEniry
TYB Social Worker at SPMS
Diana Olivarez
DIS Counselor at SPHS
Emily Barr
TYB Social Work Intern at SPHS & SPMS
Kathleen Craig
TYB Social Work intern at SPHS & SPMS


TYB Referral Process

Mental health support is available at the Middle and High to all students. Referrals may come directly from the student, the parent, a counselor or other school personnel. The only requirement to accessing support is being a willing participant and having a need for support. Sometimes students seek support during times of crisis and other times they seek support for a chronic situation. While we offer individual and crisis support, we may refer the student to more comprehensive mental health service, if the need is greater than can be met at school. 

If you would like to access TYB support, you can email a TYB team member or you can use the self-referral form linked below.