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School Psychologists

Dr. Shereen Allison
805.520.6617 Ext. 

Angelica Casas
805.520.6820

Karina Chavez
805.306.4500 Ext. 4341

Dr. James Christian
805.520.6730 Ext. 2218

Dr. Jody Cook
805.306.4875 Ext. 2715

Jennifer Deniz
805.520.6765 Ext. 6050 

Jason Escobar
805.306.4875 Ext. 2755

Jake Goodrich
805.577.1400 Ext. 6785

Michelle Iraheta-Canales
805.306.4500 Ext. 4358

Dr. Giuliana Klijian
805.520.6775 Ext. 3545

Beth Kubo
805.579.6370

Brittany Michael
805.520.6770

Dr. Wilda Laija-Rodriguez
805.520.6715 Ext. 2529

Erin MacIntyre
805.520.6619 Ext. 3105

Barbara Mendoza
805.520.6800 Ext. 3882

Jennifer Russell
805.520.6745 Ext. 6219

Joyce Schechter
805.306.4500 Ext. 4345

Grisell Torres
805.520.6705 Ext. 2310

PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES

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The Simi Valley Unified School District offers a variety of Psychological Services for students, parents and teachers, including the following.

  • Assessment for special education.
  • Consultation with teachers and parents regarding students’ learning needs and behavior.
  • Counseling for special education students as determined by the IEP Team recommendations.
  • Crisis intervention for students following emergencies or traumatic events such as natural disasters or family emergencies.

 For more information, please contact the School Psychologist at your student's school as listed below.

2019-2020 School Pyschologists Assignments

 

School/Assignment

Psychologist

Arroyo

Karina Chavez

Atherwood

Dr. James Christian

Berylwood

Grisell Torres

Big Springs

Barbara Mendoza

Crestview

Dr. Wilda Laija-Rodriguez

Garden Grove

Joyce Schechter

Hollow Hills

Beth Kubo

Justin Early Learners Academy

Erin MacIntyre

Jennifer Deniz

Katherine

Joyce Schechter

Knolls

Dr. James Christian

Madera

Barbara Mendoza

Mountain View Dr. Giuliana Klijian
Park View Grisell Torres
Santa Susana Elementary

Jennifer Deniz

Sycamore

Jennifer Russell

Township Brittany Michael
Vista

Angelica Casas

White Oak Dr. Shereen Allison
Wood Ranch

Beth Kubo

Hillside Middle

Michelle Iraheta-Canales

Sinaloa Middle Karina Chavez
Valley View Middle 

Angelica Casas

Royal High

Dr. Jody Cook

Jason Escobar

Santa Susana High

Barbara Mendoza

Simi Valley High

Jake Goodrich

Apollo Dr. Giuliana Klijian
Private/NPS/VCOE

Dr. Shereen Allison

Brittany Michael

Monte Vista

Joyce Schechter

SARB Karina Chavez

 

Suicide Prevention

In Simi Valley Schools we recognize the growing impact of depression and possible suicide. We are taking proactive measures to open the conversation and community support by providing Crisis Reference Cards to students and employees, working with the Simi Valley Police Department for annual teen talks and creating a community of support within our schools. If you or someone you know is in crisis, reach out. 

All numbers are available 24 hours per day.

For Emergency: 9-1-1

National Suicide Prevention Hotline 800.273.8255

Suicide Crisis Line 877.727.4747

Ventura County Crisis Line 866.998.2243

Runaway Hotline 800.786.2929

Action Family Counseling 800.367.8336

Interface For Any Referral in Ventura County 2-1-1

LGBTQ Trevor Life Line 866.488.7386 

Simi Valley Police 805.583.6950 (non-emergency)

Simi Valley Suicide Prevention

Ventura County Behavioral Health

Training

Contact the Ventura County Office of Education (VCOE) for more information on safeTALK. Learn four steps to recognize and help persons with thoughts of suicide. safeTALK is an internationally recognized 3-hour, no-cost training. safeTALK (suicide alertness for everyone: Talk, Ask, Listen and KeepSafe) prepares anyone15 years or older to identify persons suicidal thoughts and connect them to suicide first-aid. Parent permission is required for student participants. For more information call VCOE's Maritza Garcia at 805-437-1370 or e-mail at chpp@vcoe.org