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Gelber Orellana, PPSC, MSW

Psychiatric Social Worker, (PSW). 

Thank you for reaching out and visiting this site. If you are experiencing a psychiatric or health emergency, hang up and call 911. If you are experiencing a mental health crisis and need help, please call the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health at 1-800-854-7771. Please note that we are working remotely from home and all the services will be conducted via telehealth.

This year, I will continue to be available to provide mental health consultation, counseling services, classroom interventions, case management, referrals/linkages, parent workshops, professional development as well as school-wide campaigns (like we did when we were in person and when we started distance learning last school year). I will also be supervising Masters in Social Work interns, who will likely be providing counseling and other supports to some of your students/classes. 
My office hours are Monday to Friday from 8:00AM to 9:00AM. I can be reached to my google number at 626 733-8951 or email at GNO9288@LAUSD.NET.

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LAUSD School Mental Health (SMH) professionals promote the mental health, well-being and academic achievement of all LAUSD students.


SMH professionals support positive student connections with peers, family, school and community by facilitating student development and the ability to successfully deal with problems, crises, or traumatic experiences. Furthermore, SMH professionals foster resiliency - the ability to bounce back from challenges with a stronger sense of self-confidence and coping capacity - by promoting healthy relationships, self-reflection and problem-solving skills to optimize school success.


Treatment services, practices and approaches are geared for students who experience significant Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral (MEB) Disorders yet with effective treatment and monitoring fare better at home, in schools and in their communities: Evidence Based Mental Health Services-Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy(TFCBT) -Managing and Adapting Practice (MAP)-Families Overcoming Under Stress(FOCUS)-Bio-psychosocial Assessments-Individual, Group and Family Therapy-Medication Support and Management-Parent Education & Training-Special Education Services-Educationally Related Mental Health Services-Counseling & Guidance-Psychiatric Support and Re-entry Planning

Suicide Prevention

Please call the National Suicide Prevention Helpline if you or someone you care about needs assistance. 1-800-273-8255

If a mental health crisis arises, please utilize the resources below:

• LA County Access and Crisis Line: 1-800-854-7771

•National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

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