Counseling Team

 

SSShannon Sarthou

Counseling Department Leader and Senior Clinical Social Worker

Shannon was born in California and raised in Hawaii, Japan, & Virginia as as military kid. She earned her degrees in Social Work and she is a SIFI certified LCSW. She has worked in youth drop-in centers, shelters, residential programs, and an alternative school. Outside of work, Shannon is a lifelong student of Ayurveda, Reiki, and spiritual studies. She loves animals, rivers, cloud watching, nail art, jewelry, volunteering, chips, dance parties, and Grey's Anatomy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

LCLourdes Carrasco

Guidance Counselor 

Born in the Dominican Republic and raised Uptown, Ms. Carrasco is committed to youth development, community organizing, and healing justice. In addition to being a counselor, she is a full-spectrum doula and a soon-to-be yoga teacher! Lourdes's practice is rooted in curiosity, love, light, and shadow. She believes that a liberated space is one that is free of violence — whether it be speech, behavior, or thoughts against ourselves and others. It is love.

 

 

 

 

 

 

DJYanna Jackson

Counselor

Ms. Jackson was born in Madison, Wisconsin and raised in both Vancouver, Canada and Westchester, New York. After living in a few different cities, she very excited to return to NY. Ms. Jackson graduated from the University of Virginia with a bachelor's degree in Global Development Studies focusing on Global Public Health. She later earned a master's degree in Prevention Science and Practice as well as a certification in school counseling from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Ms. Jackson truly loves working with youth, and supporting youth as they grow and develop as students and individuals. Outside of school, she enjoys baking, trying new restaurants around the city and exercising!

 

 

 

 

DLDanilsa Lagombra

Social Worker

Ms. Lagombra was born in the Dominican Republic and raised in Brooklyn. She witnessed her mother working with older adults and she realized she wanted to help others as well. She attended Stony Brook University where she graduated with a degree in Psychology and Sociology then went on to get an MSW degree from Fordham University School of Social Service. She has been working with youths and their families ever since in various social service agencies throughout NY. She believes that adolescents have a voice that needs to be heard and empowered and hopes to provide a space where students feel comfortable in discussing their feelings, concerns and goals while realizing their potential and strength. She loves trying different foods, arts and crafts, and hiking.