My name is Fiaz Syed and I am a psychiatric social worker (PSW) for the Los Angeles Unified School District. For the past 15 plus years I have worked extensively with children and families in the school and community setting to help in overcoming social and emotional barriers.
I received my Master's in Social Welfare at USC Dworak-Peck School of Social Work and am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) through the Board of Behavioral Sciences.
My family and I migrated to the US from Hyderabad, India and settled in the San Fernando Valley when I was only 9 months old. I am proud to say that I'm a "Valley Boy".
My name is Mayra Villa and I am a Psychiatric Social Worker (PSW) for the Los Angeles Unified School District. I've been working in the field of social work since 2010 and have extensively worked with children and families in the school and community setting to help in overcoming social and emotional barriers.
I received my Master's in Social Work at Cal State Northridge and am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) through the Board of Behavioral Sciences.
From the age of 5-10 I lived with my family in Michoacan, Mexico. I am bilingual in Spanish and enjoy working with students and their families.
LA County Department of Mental Health Hotline
1 (800) 854- 7771
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1 (800) 273-TALK (8255) (24 hours)
Los Angeles School Police Department
Didi Hirsch Suicide Prevention Hotline
1 (877) 727-4747
(310) 855-4673 (6pm- 10pm)
Youth crisis hotline
1 (800) 843-5200
1 (800) 931-2237 (24 hours)
Kaiser Permanente Mental Health
For mental health advice, call 24/7 at 1-800-900-3277 (TTY 711).
To schedule an appointment, call:
Antelope Valley: 661-951-0070
Baldwin Park and surrounding areas: 626-960-4844
Downey and surrounding areas: 562-807-6200
Fontana, Ontario, and surrounding areas: 1-866-205-3595
Kern County: 1-855-323-2700
Metro Los Angeles: 323-783-2600
Orange County: 714-644-6480
Panorama City and surrounding areas: 1-800-700-8705 (Santa Clarita), 1-800-700-8705 (Reseda)
Riverside and Coachella: 951-248-4000 (Canyon Crest), 951-898-7010 (Corona)
San Diego: 1-877-496-0450
South Bay: 310-325-6542
West Los Angeles: 323-298-3100
Woodland Hills and surrounding areas (including western Ventura): 855-701-7955
Olive View Community Mental Health Urgent Care Center
7038 Owensmouth Ave, Canoga Park, CA 91304
6651 Balboa Blvd, Van Nuys, CA 91406
9650 Zelzah Ave, Northridge, CA 91325
Strength United- Chartered Center of CSUN
14651 Oxnard St, Van Nuys, CA 91411
(818) 886-0453 (24 hours support and referral line)
(661) 253-0258 (24 hours support and referral line)
RAY: Social/Emotional Peer Support
For urgent psychiatric support and medication
Hours of operation (Walk In):
Mon-Fri 8:00am - 7:00pm
Saturday's 9:00am - 5:30pm
Services Adults, Transition Aged Youth and Older Adults
14659 Olive View Drive, Sylmar CA 91342
For additional resources please call the
LAUSD Mental Health Hotline @ (213) 241-3840