What we do
Responsive Services counselors work specifically with students whose personal circumstances, mental health, or crises interfere with a healthy academic and personal/social development. Students may face family issues, loss, trauma, abuse, anxiety, substance abuse, self-harm, suicidal ideation, or a multitude of other issues and may benefit from counseling services.
Responsive Services counselors provide a range of services including individual counseling, small group counseling and referrals to outside agencies and support systems.
Additionally, counselors and social workers develop and implement programs, trainings and initiatives to educate and support the district and community and spread the message: #YouMatter.
Monthly training topics
|Reporting Child Abuse
|Suicide Awareness and Prevention
|Human Trafficking Awareness
|Teen Dating Violence and Kindness
|Adolescent Self Injury Awareness
|Child Abuse Prevention
|Summer is Hot; Counseling is Cool
The Responsive Services Team is made up of licensed mental health professionals that specialize in diverse populations, trauma and crisis. Our team provides:
- crisis intervention
- individual counseling
- small group counseling
- community programs
- mental health awareness
See our Responsive Services Virtual Office.
|Lisa Olsen, Ed.D., LMSW (admin)
|Jim Foster, CSC
|Jared Gavin, LCSW
|Priya Roshan, LCSW
|Cindy Orozco, LCSW
|Rhonda Johnson, LPC
|Cyrus Lightsey, LMSW
|Maritza Sanchez, LMSW
|Marina Dewberry, LMSW
|Larry McEntire, LPC
|Isabel Ghobrial-Ghali, LPC
|Shanna Roberson, LPC
|Jack Murphy, LPC
|Janelle Nash White, LPC
|Danny Medina-Rivera, PhD., LPC
Garland ISD is a grief-sensitive district
We are committed to helping provide a supportive environment for students who are experiencing grief. All of our campuses have been certified as "Grief Senstivitve Schools". Visit grievingstudents.org for resources and to learn more about handling grief.
It is Texas law that anyone who suspects abuse is happening must report it to the DFPS. School staff and educators have a duty to be alert and willing to report suspicions of child abuse and neglect. Those who report are protected by the law, however, those who do not can be held liable.
We've collected information to help you in identifying and reporting child abuse:
- Tips on recognizing physical abuse (Texas DFPS website)
- Human trafficking and migrant smuggling
- Free training on abuse signs/prevention/reporting requirements
- Child abuse toolkit prevention and awareness toolkit
- Reporting abuse, neglect and exploitation flyer
- No, Go, Tell poster (English)
- No, Go, Tell poster (Spanish)
Report child abuse
If you suspect a child is being abused, report it to:
- Texas Abuse Hotline (online, 24-hour availability)
- Human Trafficking: