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Meet Our Counselors

  • Students can reach out to their counselors for questions, guidance, and support. We are here for you!

*You may contact the SMFC Student Services Department for additional information or support at (650) 312-7341.

Julie Goulart

Last Names: (A-F)

This is my first year at Abbott and I am excited to join this vibrant community!  I have over 20 years experience working with middle and high school students as both a school counselor and program administrator in California and New York.  I graduated from San Francisco State and San Jose State and received a BA in Recreation and Leisure Studies, a BA in English Literature and a MA in School Counseling.  I am passionate about helping young people succeed and look forward to empowering our students to achieve their future dreams.


Location: Room 48 (Wellness Center connected to library)

Orlando Brambila

Last Names: (G-N)

Hello everyone! I am Orlando Brambila, a dedicated and well-rounded individual with a passion for education and understanding human behavior. With a Bachelor's degree in Sociology and Education from UC Santa Cruz and a Masters of Education degree in Counseling from USC, I possess a solid academic foundation in both fields. My three-year experience as an ESL instructor abroad has not only honed my teaching skills but also provided me with invaluable cross-cultural experiences that have shaped my perspective on language education and intercultural communication. I am committed to making a positive impact in the lives of the students at Abbott Middle School.


Location: Main Office

Ariel  Wusthoff

Last Names: (O-Z)

Hi y’all! This will be my first year at Abbott Middle School and I couldn’t be more excited to join the team! After receiving my Bachelors in Psychology, I continued my education by obtaining a Master’s in Education from the University of New Orleans. I have experience working as an Elementary Counselor, as well as an Educationally Related Mental Health Specialist. Through these different experiences my approach with students is always evolving, but my goal is constant: connection! Through human connection we develop trust, empathy, and safety that creates an environment that allows children to grow. When I’m not at work I enjoy anything that is cat related, so please show me all your pet pictures!


Location: Main Office

Harrell McDowell

(Wellness Center Counselor)

Hello! I am pleased to learn and grow with such a diverse community. I look forward to building positive relationships and cultivating a safe space for all. I come to Abbott Middle School with 6 years of teaching experience, a Bachelor's degree from UCLA, a Single Subject Teaching Credential from CSUMB, and an MA in Counseling from University of Massachusetts Global. I have served as a Multi Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) co-lead, ELD PLC lead, and new teacher mentor. I intend to leverage my experience in the classroom to support the students, staff, and families of Abbott as a counselor. My mantra is: Everyday is a new day for growth, so let's all learn and grow together!


Location: Room 48 (Wellness Center connected to library)