Brenda Saravia

Biography

Bilingual Counselor
Email: bsaravia@dcbilingual.org
Phone: 202.750.6733

What is your role at DCB?

I provide individual and group counseling to students who are under and IEP as well as with non-IEP students- I work in the emotional, social, and behavioral areas to help students do their best at school

What is your educational background?

Masters in Counseling and BA in Child Psychology

How are you available to help parents and families? 

By building rapport with parents and families in order to gain trust and a sense of security. Being in communication with them in various ways- personal cell phone, text, email.

How can parents and families contact you? 

Cell phone 240-330-9962 and email bhernandez@dcbilingual.org

Why are you passionate about your work?

I really like to see the diversity of students and all the great qualities each have, and that no student is alike-each student has their own uniqueness. It’s rewarding to see a student smile, to see them learn, and develop in their own unique way.  I enjoy helping them make positive changes, increasing their self-worth and self-empowerment.  Working with students as a school counselor means that every day is a different experience and brings new challenges and that’s what makes this job so rewarding.

What made you decide to follow this career path?

Students need motivation, encouragement, nurture to succeed and view life in a positive manner and many times students do not receive this at home. I like to think that giving all my support and care will somehow make a difference in the lives of our students.

Do you have a favorite quote?

“The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice.” 
  — Peggy O’ Mara

What about DCB appeals to you?

We all work together as a community.