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Counseling, Psychology, and Social Services

Counseling Services

Our counselors provide school based counseling services for students facing social and emotional challenges that disrupt their daily functioning in the areas of academic performance, attendance, and behavioral concerns at school. Counselors provide students with short-term individual and group counseling in a safe, non-judgmental, supportive, and confidential environment. Student can learn the skills in order to be successful socially and emotionally in their environment.

Services Provide:

  • Second step
  • PBIS
  • Restorative Justice Practices
  • Short-term individual and group counseling
  • Crisis support
  • Drop-ins
  • Community resources


Psychological Services

Our School Psychologists  provide comprehensive Psycho-educational assessments for students attending BSD schools, as well as Burlingame residents that are enrolled in private schools and Non-public schools.

Services Provided:

  • Lead and collaborate IEP team meetings
  • Supervise School Psychologist Interns
  • ·Aide in development of district programs
  • Collaborate and consult with parents/families/students, co-workers, and Non-Public agencies/schools

Dr. Joelle Spencer, Ph.D.

School Psychologist

Phone: 650-259-3895
Schools Served: Burlingame Intermediate and Franklin Elementary

Services provided:

  • Special Education Planning
  • Consultation, and Assessment
  • Mental Health Services and Assessment

Sarah Maloney, Ed.S 

School Psychologist

Phone: 650.259.3870 ext. 6726 
Schools Served: McKinley Elementary and Roosevelt Elementary

Services Provided:

  • Special Education Planning and Assessment
  • Mental Health Services

Fallyn Smith, MSW, PPSC

Elementary Counselor

Phone: N/A
Schools Served: Franklin, Lincoln, and Hoover Elementary.

Programs Administered

Dawb Yang, M.S., PPSC

School Counselor
Phone: (650) 259-3830
Schools Served: Burlingame Intermediate School 
Office: Burlingame Intermediate School

Services Provided:

  • Individual Counseling
  • Group Counseling
  • Family Counseling
  • Community Resources
  • Community Outreach 
  • Mental Health Services
  • Social Emotional Support

Wendy Alexander, LMFT, PPS

Special Education School Counselor

Phone: 650-259-3800
Schools Served: All schools

Services Provided:

  • Special Education Mental Health Services

Justina Mendoza, M.A., PPSC

School Counselor

Phone: none
Schools Served: McKinley Elementary, Washington Elementary, Roosevelt Elementary

Services Provided: