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About Rebecca

About Dr. Rebecca Branstetter, founder of The Thriving School Psychologist Collective

Dr. Rebecca Branstetter is a school psychologist, speaker, and author on a mission to help public school psychologists manage their stress, improve their efficacy and enjoyment in their work, and prevent getting burned out so they can focus on what they love to do—being champions for helping children be the best they can be in school and in life and supporting educators and families.

Rebecca loved school so much when she was little, she played “school” on the weekends. When she grew up, she got her Ph.D. from UC Berkeley in 2004, and has worked as a school psychologist and in private practice in the San Francisco Bay Area since then. She is the author of several books on conscious parenting and school psychology.

In her blog, Notes from the School Psychologist, and online professional development course for school psychologists, The Thriving School Psychologist Collective, Rebecca collaborates with school psychologists across the country to help them move from surviving in the profession to thriving.

Rebecca is a sought-after speaker for professional development for school psychologists and parents. Her expertise in supporting school psychologists, teachers, and students in the public school system has appeared in media outlets such as the Huffington Post, NPR,, and Parents Magazine. Rebecca has also been featured in INC magazine, as one of six women entrepreneurs making a difference, in her Thriving School Psychologist Collective online course. Rebecca lives with her husband, two daughters and two exceptionally furry Husky dogs in the San Francisco Bay Area.

For more information about parenting courses, media engagements, or collaborating further with Dr. Branstetter, visit

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