Ms. Gabby Sanchez
Ms. Gabby Sanchez, LMSW
University of Maryland
Expanded School Mental Health Provider
Licensed Masters Social Worker
My name is Ms. Gabby, I am a mental health provider at Harlem Park Elementary Middle School (HPEMS)! I help students, their teachers, and their families to understand each others' feelings, behaviors, and thoughts. I'm at HPEMS on Monday through Friday.
Some people see me because:
Just like teachers are experts in reading and math, and coaches are experts in sports and fitness, I’m an expert on feelings and growing up. I talk together with kids, their teachers, and the people who care for them to figure out ideas and actions to help make everyone feel better. When we meet, I ask everyone’s opinion on what is upsetting or frustrating, and help kids, their teachers, and the people who care for them to understand feelings and learn new skills to celebrate happy feelings and deal with tough feelings. Besides feelings, we also might talk about things like identity (what makes you you), behavior, doing well in school, or getting along with others. We have so much to learn from each other, and I look forward to us getting to know each other!
Take good care,
If you are having an emergency, please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room. If you would like to set up a time for us to meet, please ask your teacher or an adult who cares for you to e-mail me at GSanchez@som.umaryland.edu (This e-mail is only checked during clinician work hours and is not to be used to provide clinical services or for clinical emergencies. University of Maryland uses protection/encryption on all outgoing email, however, any email sent by someone without a umaryland.edu account is at risk for interception. If you need to provide sensitive information (such as SSN or DOB) please provide that information over the phone.).