Counseling

Welcome Santanas!  I am Miss Patel and I am the Counselor at Santiago Charter Middle School.  This is my 8th year at Santiago and I am very excited to support you on your journey through middle school.  At Santiago, I support students in the areas of Academics, Personal/Social Issues and Career Exploration.  

A little about me: I graduated from Cal State Fullerton with a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology and from Azusa Pacific University with a Masters Degree in Educational Counseling and a PPS Credential in School Counseling.  Additionally, I have a certificate and license in Professional Clinical Counseling and am working on Administrative Credential through the Orange County Department of Education.  In my free time, I enjoy spending time, I enjoy traveling and spending time with friends and family.  

Counseling Supports and Activities

ACADEMICS

  • Scheduling and Class Selection
  • Academic Intervention/Supports
  • Grade Checks
  • Credit Recovery and Promotion Checks

PERSONAL/SOCIAL

  • Character Education
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Short Term Counseling and Mental Health Support

 

CAREER/ COLLEGE 

  • Career Exploration Lessons
  • College Day (7th grade)
  • 4 Year Plans for High School (8th grade)

Parent Resources

COUNSELING/ MENTAL HEALTH 

These agencies by have been successful for many Santiago families in the past.  Please check with your student's insurance company first, for referrals.  

Other Counseling Resources 

 

SOCIAL/EMOTIONAL LEARNING
Tips from a Middle School Principal
Helping Middle School Girls

Top 10 Skills for Middle Schoolers

 

ACADEMIC RESOURCES

Organizational Tips

Helping students with ADHD