BYMS Counseling Department

Welcome! My name is Marisa Gates-Muse and I am the School Counselor at BYMS.  The program supports teaching and learning by assuring that all students achieve academic success and develop life skills through the acquisition of academic, career, and personal/social competencies, which will prepare them for meaningful participation in a diverse, changing world. Please take a look around this page to learn more about our Comprehensive School Counseling Program, and available resources for students, parents, and staff. 

You can contact me at (760) 348-2179 during regular school hours. You may also contact me via email at You can make an appointment with this link.

Check out my virtual office for lots of resources:
Ms. Gates Office
Counselor Contact forms:
Students can complete a contact or Check-In Form:
Teachers/staff members can request assistance with a Referral Form:
Parents can refer a student to the counselor with this Parent Referral Form:
Emergency Contact Information:
Crisis Information for Students: Crisis Information for Students
Suicide Hotline 1-800-273-8255  or the Sure Helpline at (760) 352-7873.
Crisis Text Line - available 24/7. Text HOME to 741-741
In the event of a mental health emergency, please call 911
For a list of Local Community Resources see the link on the right.
Suicide Prevention Resources for Parents: Parent brochure
For information on services and upcoming events, check out:
Students: Join Counselor Corner Google Classrooms! 
Additional Resources for Students:
Parent Resources for COVID-19: