Student Support

At ACS, we prioritize the well-being of our students. Our Student Support team is here to provide essential counseling and programs to support the social-emotional development and mental health needs of our students. Our dedicated team consists of highly-trained professionals, including psychologists and social-emotional counselors. This team offers a range of services tailored to address various aspects of adolescent and young adult development, including Confidential Individual Counseling, Group Counseling, Academic Support Groups, Health Courses, and even support and mentorship for Clubs and Events.

This team is entrusted with supporting our student body as they navigate the challenges of their academic and personal journeys in ways that build their individual capacity. Their work includes working closely with faculty and with families. This type of collaboration contributes to a strong support system and fosters communication. If you have any questions or seek support, please do not hesitate to reach out to this team:


  • Doctor of Philosophy in Cultural and Differential Psychology

  • Master of Science in Clinical and Counseling Psychology

  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology

  • Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”

Nandi Blanchard

Department Coordinator / Social-Emotional Counselor / Child Protection Officer
  • Master of Arts in Counseling, School Counseling Concentration

  • The College of New Jersey, USA

  • Professional Qualification: Nationally Certified School Counselor

  • National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC)

  • Master of Arts (Honors) in Psychology

  • The University of Edinburgh, Scotland

Jelena Ostoich

Social-Emotional Counselor / Psychologist / Child Protection Officer
  • Master of Science in Child, Adolescent and School Psychology (Assessment and Counseling)

  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology

  • Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”

  • Professional Qualifications: Integrative Psychotherapy; Sexology

  • Medical University of Plovdiv, Bulgaria

  • Professional Qualification: Art Therapy

  • New Bulgarian University, Sofia, Bulgaria

Polina Zlatanova

School Psychologist
  • Master of Science in Developmental Psychology, Clinical Social Work

  • New Bulgarian University, Sofia

  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology

  • New Bulgarian University, Sofia