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Welcome to the Galway Central School Counseling Department.

We are committed to providing our students the resources and support needed in order to achieve academic, personal and emotional success.

Please contact us if you need assistance or have any questions or concerns.


School psychologists apply skills in mental health, learning, and behavior, to help children and youth succeed academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally. School psychologists partner with families, teachers, school administrators, and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments that strengthen connections between home, school, and the community.

Services include:

  • Select, administer, and score psychological, emotional, and academic tests and screenings.
  • Compile and interpret students' test results, along with information from teachers and parents, to help diagnose conditions, and to help assess eligibility for special services.
  • Prepare psychological reports for teachers, administrators, and parents.
  • Help children increase coping strategies and help solve conflicts and problems in learning and adjustment.

Please contact:

Amanda Root
School Psychologist 
518-882-1033 ext.4133


The school social worker provides clinical intervention to address the social-emotional need of students and empower them to achieve academic success.

Services include:

  • K-12 Individual and Group Counseling
  • K-12 Case Management
  • K-12 Crisis Intervention/Counseling
  • DASA Coordinator
  • Banana Splits Coordinator

Please contact:

Christine Bornt, LMSW
School Social Worker
518-882-1033 ext. 4908


  • Be A Hero 

    Anti-Bullying Resources

    National Bullying Prevention Center 

    Pacer's National Bullying Prevention Center.

    The end of bullying begins with you.  

    Stop Bullying

    Stop Bullying.

    Put the power to prevent bullying in your hand.

  • Banana Splits 

    Banana Splits is a support group for students who try to help each other with issues of family change through talking, participating in activities and projects, and playing games.

    Any student whose family has changed through parental separation, death, or divorce is invited to join.

    Banana Splits meet every other week during lunch. 

    Participation is voluntary.

    If you are interested in having your child join the program, please fill out and send in a permission slip.

    If you have any questions, please contact: 

    Christine Bornt, LMSW

    School Social Worker

    518-882-1033 ext. 4908

    File banana splits permission.pdf

  • Emergency Workers

    Office of Children and Family Services 

    Child Protective Services.

    Call our Statewide Toll Free Telephone Number: 1-800-342-3720.  If you believe that a child is in immediate danger, call911 or your local police department.

    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline  

    National Suicide Prevention.

    No matter what problems you are dealing with, we want to help you find a reason to keep living. By calling 1-800-273-TALK (8255) you'll be connected to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area, anytime 24/7.

    Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide

    Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide.

    Our mission is to reduce the number of youth suicides and attempted suicides by encouraging public awareness through the development and promotion of educational training programs.

    American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

    Understanding and preventing suicide through research, education, and advocacy.

    The National Domestic Violence Hotline 

    Domestic Violence Hotline.

    Our highly-trained advocates are available 24/7 to talk confidentially with anyone experiencing domestic violence, seeking resources or information, or questioning unhealthy aspects of their relationship.

    Call (518) 584-8188 or 1-800-799-7233

    Sexual Assault Hotline.

    Call (518) 587-2336 or 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) to be connected with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area.

    Captain Youth and Family Services 

    Captain Youth Shelter. (Homeless/runaway Services)

    Need help now? On call emergency phone/Txt (518) 369-9928 (answered 24/7). You can also call the Youth Shelter directly at (518) 584-6042 or 1-800-924-INFO.

  • Rainbow 



    Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network.

    Every day GLSEN works to ensure that LGBT students are able to learn and grow in a school environment free from bullying and harassment. Join us as we transform our nation’s K-12 schools.

    Parents, Family, Friends, and Allies United

    Parents, Family, Friends, and Allies United.

    PFLAG is committed to advancing equality and full societal affirmation of LGBTQ people through its threefold mission of support, education, and advocacy.

    Pride Center 

    Pridecenter of the Capital Region.

    We promote the well-being of all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer-identified people and those affected by discrimination based on gender identity and expression.

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     Mobile Pantry

    Child Health Plus

    Saratoga County - Child Health Plus.

    Assistance with Child Health Plus, Medicaid and Family Health Plus applications.

    Phone: 580-2021 or 1-800-698-4543

    Food Pantry

    Galway Food Pantry.

    The Food Pantry is located in the Lion's Club Building at 2167 Galway Road in the Village of Galway.

    Open on Thursdays from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm.

    Phone: (518) 882-1316


    SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program).

    Assistance with Food Stamp Application and pre-screening for eligibility.

    Phone: (518) 587-5188 ext 412 or (518) 884-4155

    Adult and Family Services

    Saratoga County Adult and Family Services.

    Adult Protective Services, Information and Referral Preventive Services for Adults, Housing Assistance, Medical Transportation, Home Care, SSI Assistance, Family Type Homes for Adults, Homemaker Services.

    Phone: (518) 884-4186

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    Community Counseling Resources



    Phone Number

    Other Information

    ECS Psychological Services

    210 Church Street, Saratoga Springs

    (518) 580-0520


    Saratoga Center For the Family

    359 Ballston Avenue, Saratoga Springs

    (518) 587-8008


    Saratoga Psychological Services

    526 Maple Avenue, Saratoga Springs

    (518) 587-4161


    The Eden Center for Integrative Care

    84 Broad Street, Floor 2, Glens Falls

    (518) 636-5284


    Common Sense Mental Health

    75 Railroad Place, Saratoga Springs

    518-545-4691 or 518-350-7286


    Saratoga County Children’s Mental Health Clinic

    135 South Broadway, Saratoga Springs

    (518) 584-9030


    St. Mary’s Mental Health Clinic 

    8 Northampton Road, Amsterdam


    Only Fulton, Montgomery & Hamilton Counties  

    Integro Counseling Services

    2452 Route 9, Suite 302,Malta        



    Center for Marriage and Family Therapy

    17 Gregory Street,Gloversville



    Adirondack Samaritan Counseling Center

    15 Boulevard St, Hudson Falls

    (518) 747-2994

    Various services, sliding fee. Does not take straight Medicaid, but does all managed care

    The Community Hospice

    Saratoga, Clifton Park, Latham & Albany

    (518) 724-0200

    Grief & loss individual counseling & support groups-FREE

    Karner Psychological Associates

    Guilderland, Clifton Park, East Greenbush



    Mobile Crisis Services

    Albany, Saratoga, Schenectady   

    (518) 292-5499


    Osika & Scarano

    One Broad St. Plaza, 125 Broad St, Glens Falls

    518) 745-0079

    Child/Adult- offers psycho testing & court evals; accepts insurance & sliding scale

    Eva Nagel, PhD 

    157 Lake Ave., Saratoga Springs

    (518) 584-8279

    (Teen Girls)

    One Roof Holistic Health Center

    58 Henry St., Saratoga Springs

    (518) 581-3180


    Peggy Trounstine, CSW

    3 Franklin St., #1, Saratoga Springs

    (518) 583-0381


    Tom Lindsay, LCSW

    229 Washington St, Saratoga Springs

    (518) 588-7421


    Sue Elliot, CSW

    409 Maple Ave, Saratoga Springs

    (518) 584-0520


    Life Psychiatric Services 

    Desmonque Homs Nurse Practitioner

    1525 Rte 29, Galway 



    Union Street Counseling Services

    Malta Office:

    5 Hemphill Place, Suite 121, Malta


  • Student thinking


    LD Online

    LD Online.

    LD OnLine seeks to help children and adults reach their full potential by providing accurate and up-to-date information and advice about learning disabilities and ADHD.


    CHADD - The National Resource on ADHD.

    Provides education, advocacy and support for individuals with ADHD.

    Intervention Centeral

    Intervention Central.

    Provides free resources to help struggling learners and implement Response to Intervention and attain the Common Core State Standards.

    Ny Early Invention Program 

    NY Early Intervention Program.

    Provides services to infants and toddlers under the age of three who have a disability or developmental delay.

    Office for People with Developmental Disabilities

    Office for People With Developmental Disabilities.

    Assist people with developmental disabilities live richer lives.

    Saratoga Bridges 

    Saratoga Bridges.

    Provides professional services to people with developmental disabilities and their families. Services include a broad range of innovative and effective progams designed to foster independence by promoting individual abilities and achievements.

    Center for Autism and Related Disorders 

    Center for Autism and Related Disorders.

    Leading the way in the successful treatment of Autism. The Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) is one of the world's largest organizations using applied behavior analysis (ABA) in the treatment of autism spectrum disorder.

    Autism Speaks 

    Autism Speaks.

    Striving to raise public awareness about autism and its effects on individuals, families, and society, and also working to bring hope to all who deal with the hardships of this disorder.

     National Down Syndrome Society 

    National Down Syndrome Society.

    The national advocate for the value, acceptance and inclusion of people with Down Syndrome.

    NDSS Helpline: 1-800-221-4602

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    Saratoga Learning Center

    Saratoga Learning Center.

    Custom tutorial regimes.

    Phone: (518) 450-1538

    Address: 120 West Avenue, Suite 103, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

    Fun Brain 


    The Internet's #1 Education Site for K-8 Kids and Teachers.

    Brain Pop


    Animated Educational Site for Kids.

    School Family 

    School Family. serves to help parents set their school-age children up for year-round success in school.


    Scholastic for Parents.

    Tips on Children's Reading, Books, Learning & Activities.

    Education Place  

    Education Place.

    Pre-K-6 resources for teachers, students and families to support instruction in the classroom and at home.

  • Mental & Medical Health Resources

    National Association of School Psychologists 

    National Association of School Psychologists.

    Helping children thrive in school, at home and in life.

    New York Association of School Psychologists 

    New York Association of School Psychologists.

    Serves children, their families, and the school community by promoting psychological well-being, excellence in education, and sensitivity to diversity.

    New York State Office of Mental Health 

    New York State Office of Mental Health

    Offers various program including outpatient, emergency, community support, residential and family care programs.

    National Institute of Mental Health 

    National Institute of Mental Health.

    Transforming the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses.

    Healthy Children 

    Healthy Children.

    Committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.

    Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

    Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance.

    Provides hope, help, support, and education to improve the lives of people who have mood disorders.

    Anxiety and Depression Association of America 

    Anxiety and Depression Association of America.

    Dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and cure of anxiety and mood disorders, OCD, and PTSD.

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    Promotes healthy and safe behaviors, communities and environment, as well as tackling the biggest health problems causing death and disability for Americans.

    Kids Health 

    Kids Health.

    Provides families with perspective, advice, and comfort about a wide range of physical, emotional, and behavioral issues that affect children and teens.