Angela Harger

Counselor Caseload (by last name):

9th Felsted – Lewis
10th Guilherme Gilles – Monroe
11th Hebert – Mayugba
12th AbouBechara -Burwell-Callero / Keffer – Mahmoud

I knew I wanted to be a school counselor in the fourth grade. With that goal in mind, I attended Xavier University and earned my BS in Psychology.

Office: (916) 480-2103

Jennifer Rasmussen

Counselor Caseload (by last name):

9th N. Brown – Farris
10th Bruce – Guerrero
11th Casey – Haynes
12th Cameron – Guzman  

My love for working with students in a school setting began with my B.A.

Office: (916) 418-2634

Amanda Smith
Director of Counseling Services

Counselor Caseload (by last name):

9th Acosta – G. Brown
10th Aboui Mehrizi – Brown
11th Adams – Carroll 
12th Hall – Jones

This is my ninth year working in the Counseling Department at Jesuit High School and have held the Director of Counseling Services position since 2017. I earned my BA in Liberal Studies from Sacramento State with the intent of teaching in the elementary schools. Many years later, I found a home among the wonderful faculty and staff at Jesuit and was inspired to go back to school. I began my Masters in Educational Counseling and earned my PPS Credential in 2016. I absolutely love working at Jesuit and being a part of this school community. I am truly fortunate to be able to continue working with students in this role and look forward to an exciting year. 

  • BA Liberal Studies – CSU Sacramento, 2005
  • MS Educational Counseling – National University, 2016


Office: (916) 480-2143

Kathy Van Liefde

Counselor Caseload (by Last Name):

9th Picazo – Zucker
10th Semon – Zill
11th Sands – Zoellin
12th Schwartz – Zavala 

Kathy Van Liefde has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics and a Master’s of Science degree in Educational Counseling.  She began working at Jesuit as a mathematics teacher in the fall of 1996, having taught math at the high school level since 1985. She began her career as a counselor at Jesuit in the fall of 2003.  

Office: (916) 418-2624