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EDHS Wellness Specialist, Cesar Valdez

Hello Hawks,

My name is Cesar Valdez and I am your Wellness Specialist. I grew up here in the Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School district where I graduated from Valencia high school in 2010. Once I graduated from VHS, I attended Cal State Fullerton where I earned my BA in Psychology and my BS in Child/adolescent development. Upon graduating from CSUF, I pursued a career in Behavioral Therapy working with student with special needs. A year after I graduated from CSUF, I was admitted to Chapman University where I obtained my Masters in Counseling with a credential in school counseling and an emphasis in clinical therapy. Now, I am fortunate to be a part of the El Dorado community as its mental health advocate and Wellness Counselor. 


As this districts Wellness Specialists, our goal is to devote our time and effort into advocating for the mental health of our students. Through various interventions and evidence-based curriculum, we aim to aid in the treatment of our students' mental health needs and provide them with the appropriate skills and resources to overcome adversities. 


Referral process for Wellness Counseling:

Wellness Counseling is available to students at El Dorado through a referral process by their School Counselor.  Please visit or contact your School Counselor to receive a referral for Wellness Counseling.


To help students have a successful and fulfilling academic career, wellness counseling with El Dorado's Wellness Specialist can include working on issues like:
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Drug/Substance/Alcohol Use
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Concerns
  • Grief
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma
  • Self-Harm


Please come by the counseling center if you have any questions or concerns. Go Hawks!