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PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES

SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS 

Angelica Casas
805.520.6820 Ext. 1317

Karina Chavez
805.306.4420 Ext. 2140

Dr. Jody Cook
805.306.4875 Ext. 2755

Jennifer Deniz
805.520.6619 Ext. 3113

Sayra Escobedo
805.520.6619 Ext. 3148

Jake Goodrich
805.577.1400 Ext. 6785

Mia Joaquin
805.520.6800 Ext. 3723

Dr. Giuliana Klijian
805.520.6775 Ext. 3545

Beth Kubo
805.579.6370 Ext. 6667

Dr. Wilda Laija-Rodriguez
805.520.6715 Ext. 2529

Barbara Mendoza
805.520.6765 Ext. 6048

Alexxa Phillips
805.306.4500 Ext. 2450

Jennifer Russell
805.520.6745 Ext. 6219

Erica Sanchez
805.520.6810 Ext. 1013

Joyce Schechter
805.520.6700 Ext. 2610

Taylor Spence
805.520.6745 Ext. 6219

Grisell Torres
805.520.6705 Ext. 2310

 

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.

2023-2024 SCHOOL PYSCHOLOGIST ASSIGNMENTS

 

Psychologists' Assignments in Various Schools

School/Assignment

Psychologist

Arroyo

Karina Chavez

Atherwood

Alexxa Phillips

Berylwood

Grisell Torres

Big Springs

Alexxa Phillips

Crestview

Dr. Wilda Laija-Rodriguez

Garden Grove

Joyce Schechter

Hollow Hills

Beth Kubo

Justin Early Learners Academy

Jennifer Deniz

Sayra Escobedo

Katherine

Joyce Schechter

Knolls

Jennifer Russell

Madera

Barbara Mendoza

Mountain View

Dr. Giuliana Klijian

Park View

Grisell Torres

Santa Susana Elementary

Barbara Mendoza

Sycamore

Taylor Spence

Township

Sayra Escobedo

Vista

Sayra Escobedo

White Oak

Mia Joaquin

Wood Ranch

Beth Kubo

Hillside Middle

Erica Sanchez

Sinaloa Middle

Karina Chavez

Valley View Middle 

Angelica Casas

Royal High

Dr. Jody Cook

Taylor Spence

Santa Susana High

Mia Joaquin

Simi Valley High

Jake Goodrich

Apollo

Dr. Giuliana Klijian

Private/NPS/VCOE

Beth Kubo

Alexxa Phillips

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 Chris Ridge at 805-437-1370 or e-mail at cridge@vcoe.org