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Wellness & Mental Health

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Our community is fortunate to have campus partners in wellness and mental health roles that understand the unique perspectives and lived experiences that Indigenous students bring with them to Stanford. Learn how to connect with them below.


Dr. Simmons provides individual therapy sessions and 30 minute “Let’s Talk” sessions for Native students weekly at the NACC or via Zoom! 

About Dr. Simmons: Jeremiah D. Simmons, PhD (Yankton Sioux/Navajo) is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences in the School of Medicine at Stanford University. Jeremiah, a native New Mexican, was raised on the Mescalero Apache Indian Reservation in Mescalero, NM. While he associates himself with the Mescalero Apache Indian Reservation, his family originates from the Yankton Sioux and Navajo tribes. Jeremiah graduated with a B.A. from Stanford University, a M.S in Clinical Psychology from the University of New Mexico, and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of New Mexico.  

To book your session with Dr. Simmons, visit the Vaden Patient Portal.

Well-Being Coaching

Connect with Well-Being at Stanford to get 1-1 support to help you prioritize your well-being, get unstuck, and reach meaningful goals. 

Through this resource students are able to work closely with a supportive partner to design their own vision for well-being, figure out what they want and need at this phase of their life, and move through uncertainty with a trusted guide.

Learn more about our community partners in the Well-Being at Stanford program below. 

Maija Cruz ('12)

Pronouns: she/her

Well-Being Coach

Supporting students connected to community centers and ethnic theme houses

Specialties/interest areas: Holistic wellness, mental health, resiliency, cultural & positive psych nerd, intersectionality, supporting those who feel othered by the academe, encouraging indigenization of mindsets and processes. All other topics also welcome! 


kashi (km) zabaleta hinojosa

Pronouns: they/she

Well-Being Coach

Supporting students connected to community centers and ethnic theme houses

Specialties/interest areas: Neurodiverse Skill Acquisition, Anti-Racist and Anti-Violence Pedagogy, Trauma-Informed and Restorative Justice, Gender and Sexuality Studies, First Generation/Student Education Experience, Student of Color Retention, Disability Justice/Inclusive Pedagogy, Indigeneity, and Community Wellness. All other topics also welcome!