Mrs. Souza

School Counselor

Canyon Middle School

Welcome to Canyon!

Our departments' vision is for all our students to grow up and be productive members of society. Our mission is to help support our students academically, behaviorally, and support their social/emotional needs. By being culturally sensitive with our diverse student population we strive to develop and support the whole child.


Path to counseling

Prior to school counseling I've had careers in retail management, recruiting/staffing and Marriage and Family Counseling. While working at schools as a therapist intern, I switched yet again to pursue a masters in school counseling. After acquiring a BA in Pyschology, a MS in Counseling and a MA in Counseling, this is where I'm meant to be. I have been with Castro Valley Unified School District since 2007, most of the time at Canyon with one year at Castro Valley High School. I love working with middle schoolers and their families, it gives me great joy to build relationships with my students. We 'loop' with our kids, so the same class is with us for three years, then when they move to the high school we start over with 6th grade.