Welcome to the Santiago Charter Middle School
Counseling and Psychology Department.
We are here to help!
School Counseling and Psychology Staff
Hi Santanas! This will be my 11th year at Santiago. I graduated with a BA in Sociology from CSUF before completing my M.Ed. in Educational Counseling, School Counseling Credential, and a Licensed Professional Clinical Counseling Credential from Azusa Pacific University. Additionally, I hold an Administrative Credential. The best part of my job is being able to support students throughout their middle school experience.
Hi Santanas! This marks my 3rd year at Santiago. Prior to working at Santiago, I spent 17 years in OUSD as a school psychologist. I graduated from University of La Verne with a BA in English and attended Graduate School at National University. In my free time I like to travel, read, swim and spend time with my kids.
If you need mental health support, please consider the following resources:
Join Counseling Support Office Hours, Daily @1:00pm (beginning Fall 2020)
Text Ms. Patel's Google Number 714-784-5648
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255): Call 24/7, free and confidential support for you or your loved ones.
Text 'ACT' to the Crisis Text Line at 741741 24/7 for free, confidential support.
Didi Hirsch Suicide Prevention Center- (800) 273-8255;.Crisis line, outreach and survivor support services for family members of a person who committed suicide. | www.didihirsch.org/orange-county
National Institute of Mental Health (NAMI)- 1-800-950-NAMI (Helpline): Helpline and family resources and groups for those affected by mental illness. | www.namioc.org