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Therapeutic Assistance Program (TAP)

Canvas Health’s school-based mental health program (TAP) provides on-site mental health services to students who may not otherwise be able to access mental health services because of ability to pay, transportation, or difficulty scheduling and keeping appointments. School-based mental health services include diagnostic assessments and therapy services. Offered at multiple schools in the Twin Cities metro area, the program is a collaborative effort between school psychologists, school social workers, teachers and multiple mental health providers.

To make a referral for a student, please contact your school’s social worker directly.

Schools in which Canvas Health provides school-based therapy (as of 6/25/21)

Referrals & More Information

To refer a student to school-based
mental health services, contact your school’s social workers.

Questions

For questions about the school-based mental health program, please reach out!

Email
Carolyn Merrill Felty, MA, LP
cfelty@canvashealth.org

Phone
(651) 251-5091

Meet The Team

Carolyn Felty

School-Based Therapy Manager

I am passionate about helping to support schools in addressing the mental health needs of their students, families, and staff. I believe therapy should be person centered, family focused, and accessible to all children within a system that can help facilitate change.

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based

Specialty Areas

  • School-Based Mental Health Services
  • Ages Served: 6-26
  • ADHD/ADD (Children), Abuse, Anxiety, Behavioral  Problems, Transitions, Trauma, Self esteem, Self-Worth, Emotional Disorders, Depression, Developmental Concerns, Parenting Issues, Emotional Regulation, Emotional Disregulation, Mood Disorders, Mindfulness, Relationship Issues, Grief, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Professional Experience

I have 15+ years of experience providing individual, group, and family therapy to children and adolescents in day treatment, outpatient and school based settings.

Education

  • BA in Psychology and Theater - College of St. Benedict
  • MA in Counseling - University of St. Thomas

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Psychologist (LP)

Emily Johnson

School-Based Therapy Supervisor

My approach to psychotherapy is collaborative: I work together with youth and young adult clients to realize their strengths and talents and work through barriers to change. I value lived experiences of clients and their parents, while using my professional training to create safe spaces that empower clients to work through past traumas, gain acceptance for themselves, and move forward in a direction they are proud of.

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based

Specialty Areas

  • School-Based Mental Health Services
  • LGBTQ+ Friendly
  • Ages Served: 15-26
  • ADHD/ADD (Children), Abuse, Addiction, Anger, Anxiety, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Substance Use Disorders, Transitions, Shame, Trauma, Self esteem, Self-Worth, Personality Disorders, Emotional Disorders, Domestic Violence, Depression, Parenting Issues, Emotional Regulation, Emotional Disregulation, Mood Disorders, Mindfulness, Severe and Persistent Mental Illness – SPMI, Reproductive health – miscarriage, infertility, stillbirth, Relationship Issues, Eating Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, ADHD/ADD (Adults), Attachment Disorders, Grief, Self Harm, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Co-Occurring Disorders, Cultural Issues, Panic Attacks, Personality disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Professional Experience

I have been working with young people for over 17 years. Prior to becoming a therapist, I worked in several youth development programs as a youth worker and case manager. My clinical experience includes psychotherapy in many settings including residential treatment, outpatient therapy, school based therapy, and in home therapy.

Education

  • Bachelor of Social Work - St. Catherine University/University of St. Thomas
  • Master of Social Work - St. Catherine University/University of St. Thomas

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)

Sandra Woolsey

School-Based Therapy Supervisor

People have internal resources and strengths. We arise out of a family system that helps shape who we are and what we bring to future relationships, but we are not solely predetermined by that. I practice from a strengths-based, developmental, family systems perspective. We will build a course of healing together, collaboratively.

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based

Specialty Areas

  • School-Based Mental Health Services

Professional Experience

Supervisor, Canvas Health TAP Program 2019-current
Private Group Practice, Thrive Counseling 2018-current
TAP school-based therapist 2013-2019
Private Group Practice, Family Circle Counseling 2009-2018
Therapeutic Services Agency 2009-2010
Practicum Student MFT-Bridging Hope Counseling, 2009-2010
Wilder Foundation Residential Therapist-Spencer House, 2004-2008
Wilder Foundation Community Assistance Program Counselor, 2004
Wilder Foundation-Residential Therapist Watkins Center, 2002-2004
Wilder Foundation Residential Therapist Bush Children’s Center, 2001-2002
Wilder Foundation -Direct Care Counselor 1997-2001

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology - St. Catherine University
  • Permanency and Adoption Competency Certificate - University of Minnesota
  • Certificate Marriage and Family Therapy - St. Mary's University
  • Masters in Counseling and Psychological Services - St. Mary's University

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC)
  • Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (LAMFT)
  • Adoption Competent Therapist

Christina Blaszczyk

School-Based Therapist

Therapy is a safe, non-judgmental space for individuals to build awareness of themselves to instill growth and change. Every person is their own expert, but therapy is a transformative journey where you do not need to venture alone. I offer a holistic, trauma-informed approach to therapy, that will allow you to re-experience yourself.

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based

Specialty Areas

  • School-Based Therapist
  • Ages Served: 15-26
  • ADHD/ADD (Children), Abuse, Addiction, Alcohol Abuse, Anger, Anxiety ,Autism, Behavioral Problems, Substance Use Disorders, Transitions, Trauma, Self Esteem, Self-Worth ,Domestic Violence, Depression, Court-Ordered Substance Use Treatment, Emotional Disregulation, Mood Disorders, Mindfulness, Attachment Disorders, Grief, Self Harm ,Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Co-Occurring Disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), LGBTQ+ Issues/Specialty

Professional Experience

I am experienced and passionate about working with children, teens, young adults, and families. I have more than 5 years of experience working with clients in a variety of settings, including residential group homes, chemical dependency facilities, community services, outpatient facilities, and school-based services.

Education

  • BS in Psychology, with a minor in Human Development and Family Studies- University of Wisconsin-Stout
  • MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, with a concentration in Child and Adolescent Counseling, and a concentration in Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling- University of Wisconsin-Stout

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC)

Kelly Bretson

School-Based Therapist

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based

Specialty Areas

  • School-Based Therapist

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)

Katherine Carlson

School-Based Therapist

I believe in starting where the child and family are and focusing on family’s hopes and desires for their outcome. I use a strengths based approach with the children I work with.

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based

Specialty Areas

  • School-Based Mental Health Services
  • Ages Served: 6-17
  • ADHD/ADD (Children), Abuse, Anger, Anxiety, Autism, Behavioral Problems, Trauma, Self esteem, Self-Worth, Emotional Disorders, Emotional Regulation, Emotional Disregulation, Mood Disorders, Mindfulness, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Attachment Disorders, Grief, Self Harm, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Panic Attacks, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Professional Experience

I have over fifteen years of experience providing mental health care services to children and families. I have worked in outpatient settings, school based, home based, and day treatment.

Education

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work - College of St. Catherine and University of St. Thomas

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)

Linnea Cebelinski

School-Based Therapist

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based

Specialty Areas

  • School-Based Mental Health Services

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)

Emma Davis

School-Based Therapist

I work from a collaborative, strengths-based approach with the belief that children and families are the experts of their own lives and that therapists are simply facilitators for change and growth in times of need. My goal is to help children find joy, embrace the traits and abilities that make them unique, and to provide tools for families to support each other in meaningful ways.

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based

Specialty Areas

  • School-Based Mental Health Services
  • In-Home Individual and Family Therapy
  • LGBTQ+ Friendly
  • Ages Served: 0-12
  • Abuse, ADHD/ADD (Children), Anger, Anxiety, Attachment Disorders, Autism, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Co-Occurring Disorders, Cultural Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, Emotional Disorders, Emotional Disregulation, Emotional Regulation, Grief, Mindfulness, Mood Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Relationship Issues, Schizophrenia Disorder, Self Esteem, Self-Worth,
    Self Harm, Severe and Persistent Mental Illness – SPMI, Shame, Transitions, Trauma

Professional Experience

I have experience working with individuals across the lifespan but have found great joy in focusing my work towards children and families.

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Family Social Science - University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Master’s degree in Social Work - The Ohio State University

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)

Ryan Goman

Outpatient Therapist; School-Based Therapist

I consider myself an eclectic therapist, using many different approaches and techniques in therapy. Much of my experience is based upon trauma informed care and I always teach psychoeducation on how toxic stress, trauma, and mental health symptoms effect brain functioning. My belief is through safety, connection, validation, and action – positive and authentic changes will occur.

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based
  • Coon Rapids and Anoka County Crisis Services

Specialty Areas

  • School-Based Therapist
  • Outpatient Therapy
  • LGBTQ+ Friendly
  • Ages Served: 6-26
  • As a clinical social worker, I use a mindfulness and strengths-based perspective in treatment. Treatment options I often utilize include: CBT, MBSR, DBT, solution-focused, parts work, and polyvagal theory.
  • Abuse, Addiction, ADHD/ADD (Adults), ADHD/ADD (Children), Anger, Anxiety, Attachment Disorders, Autism, Behavioral Problems, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Co-Occurring Disorders, Depression, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy – DBT, Emotional Disorders, Emotional Disregulation, Emotional Regulation, Grief, Mindfulness, Mood Disorders, Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Self-Worth, Self Harm, Shame, Transitions, Trauma

Professional Experience

I have been a social worker for over 10 years. My previous experience includes children’s mental health and child protection, CTSS/skills work, and case management. After I completed my master’s degree, my experience includes school based and outpatient therapy settings.

Education

  • Bachelor's degree - St. Cloud State University, Graduate of social work program (BSW)
  • Master's degree in Clinical Social Work - University of St. Thomas

License and Credentials

  • Master of Social Work (MSW)
  • Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LICSW)

Rachel Goossens

School-Based Therapist

I believe each child is a unique and deserves unconditional positive regard in the therapeutic relationship. Whatever the reason a child enters my office I believe it’s important to meet them where they are at and develop an authentic connection. This connection is a key component in supporting the growth and development of everyone I see.

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based

Specialty Areas

  • School-Based Mental Health Services
  • Ages Served: 0-17
  • ADHD/ADD (Children), Abuse, Anger, Anxiety, Autism, Behavioral Problems, Trauma, Self esteem, Self-Worth, Emotional Disorders, Depression, Emotional Regulation, Emotional Disregulation, Mood Disorders, Mindfulness, Attachment Disorders, Grief, Self Harm, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Panic Attacks, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Professional Experience

I have worked in a variety of settings including in residential, day treatment, federal level IV, and general education settings. I have been trained in various trauma informed evidence based models including TF-CBT, CBITS, and am currently training in CPP.

Education

  • Master’s Degree in Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology - University of Minnesota

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC)
  • Master of Arts (MA)

Erin Hannan

School-Based Therapist

My goal as a therapist is to provide a safe space for children and families to grow, heal and connect. I use a strengths based, relational approach and integrate play, art, music, mindfulness and movement into my work.

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based

Specialty Areas

  • School-Based Mental Health Services
  • Ages Served: 0-17
  • Certified in DC: 0-5 Assessment
  • Currently training in Trauma Informed Child Parent Psychotherapy (TI-CPP).
  • ADHD/ADD (Children), Anxiety, Attachment Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Depression, Emotional Disorders, Emotional Disregulation, Emotional Regulation, Mindfulness, Parenting Issues, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Self-Esteem, Self-Worth, Trauma

Professional Experience

I have experience working with diverse populations in a variety of mental health settings including: schools, pre-k through grade twelve intensive day treatment, residential treatment, partial hospitalization programs and family visitation centers. I have experience providing individual, family and group therapy services.

Education

  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Psychology - University of Minnesota, Duluth
  • Master of Social Work - The College of St. Scholastica

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)

Raleigh Heath

School Based Mental Health Therapist

I believe in meeting and joining with the student as an individual and whole person, using humor and connection to build trust and a
relationship on which to grow a therapeutic connection. It is my philosophy that the therapist is a guide to help the individual
understand themselves and to come to their own solutions and wants.

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based

Specialty Areas

  • School-Based Mental Health Services
  • Ages Served: 6-18
  • Abuse, Anger, Anxiety, Behavioral Problems, Shame, Trauma, Self Esteem, Self-Worth, Personality Disorders, Emotional Disorders, Domestic Violence, Depression, Developmental Concerns, Emotional Regulation, Emotional Disregulation, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy – DBT, Mood Disorders, Mindfulness, Severe and Persistent Mental Illness – SPMI, Relationship Issues, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Attachment Disorders, Self Harm, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Co-Occurring Disorders, Cultural Issues, Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), LGBTQ+ Issues/Specialty

Professional Experience

I worked with elementary through high school age students as a behavioral specialist in a day treatment program for over a year before
returning to school to become a clinical social worker. Throughout the following time I also worked as a camp counselor for individuals
with special needs. Prior to my work with children and teens I was a float staff for a mental health agency where I worked in a variety
of settings including residential, short term intensive mental health treatment, substance use treatment, and assisted living.

Education

  • B.A. in Music and Psychology - Lawrence University
  • M.A. in Social Work - University of Minnesota

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW)

Danielle Hance

School-Based Therapist

I believe that people change in relationship and that each person is the greatest expert on their own experience. While I offer traditional methods of therapy like TF-CBT, I also incorporate the arts (music, writing, dance, poetry, movement, drama, play) into my practice, knowing that words alone are not often sufficient to describe what is going on inside of us.

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based

Specialty Areas

  • School-Based Mental Health Services
  • LGBTQ+ Friendly
  • Abuse, Anger, Anxiety, Autism, Behavioral Problems, Transitions, Shame, Trauma, Self esteem, Self-Worth, Emotional Disorders, Domestic Violence, Depression, Developmental Concerns, Parenting Issues, Emotional Disregulation, Mood Disorders, Mindfulness, Attachment Disorders, Grief, Cultural Issues, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD),   Expressive Arts Therapy, Drama Therapy
  • Ages Served: 0-20

Education

  • MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a Specialization in Expressive Arts Therapy - Lesley University

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC)
  • Registered Expressive Arts Therapist (REAT)

Beth Hopkins

School-Based Therapist

I believe that everyone experiences unique challenges in their lives, some through systemic hardship and life incidences, and others due to various physical, biological, and/or environmental circumstances. With kindness and compassion, I work to develop trusting relationships with individuals, families, outside providers, and teachers. I utilize a strengths-based approach as well as evidence-based treatments (CBT, Family therapy, and Play therapy) to help with problems such as anxiety, depression, trauma, and ADHD. I strive to provide healing and hope to my clients by helping them reach their full potential and achieve their goals.

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based

Specialty Areas

  • School-Based Mental Health Services
  • Ages Served: 6-12
  • Anger, Anxiety, Behavioral Problems, Transitions, Trauma, Self-Esteem, Self-Worth, Depression, Rule 25 Assessment, Parenting Issues, Emotional Regulation, Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Professional Experience

I have been working for Canvas Health since 2013. Prior to that I have supported child and adolescent mental health in schools, residential, and in-home programs since 2007.

Education

  • Master of Social Work (MSW)

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)
  • Master of Social Work (MSW)

Melanie Niquette

School-Based Therapist

I identify myself as a creative, strengths-based social worker who enjoys working with youth and families of all ages and identities. I believe that it is important to take a person-centered approach to treat each person as a unique individual with their own experiences and stories to share.

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based

Specialty Areas

  • School-Based Mental Health Services
  • Anxiety, Depression, Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD/ADD (Children), Trauma, Attachment, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused, Expressive Therapies (play, art, narrative, movement)

Professional Experience

I have experience working with diverse populations in a variety of mental health settings including community-based, outpatient, inpatient, and day treatment providing individual, family, and group therapy services for toddlers to young adults.

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and English Literature - University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
  • Master of Social Work - University of Michigan

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)

Megan Pavek

School-Based Therapist

I believe in the power of relationships and connection as an avenue for growth and healing. When people feel heard, validated, and understood, it makes all the difference. I want therapy to be a collaborative experience where we work together to identify the goals and steps to get to the desired outcome. I recognize my role as a therapist is temporary and I want to help individuals and families strengthen their connection and build their skill sets, so that their progress in therapy is sustainable beyond our work together. I understand people through a strengths-based, trauma informed lens and utilize evidence based strategies like TF-CBT and family therapy in my work. I truly enjoy getting to know my clients and the opportunity to be part of their journey.

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based

Specialty Areas

  • School-Based Mental Health Services
  • LGBTQ+ Friendly
  • Ages Served: 5-12
  • Abuse, ADHD/ADD (Children), Anger, Anxiety, Attachment Disorders, Autism, Behavioral Problems, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Co-Occurring Disorders, Cultural Issues, Depression, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy – DBT, Emotional Disorders, Emotional Disregulation, Emotional Regulation, Grief, Mindfulness, Mood Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Panic Attacks, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Self-Worth, Self Harm, Shame, Transitions, Trauma, Trauma Informed Child-Parent Psychotherapy

Professional Experience

I have worked at Canvas Health as a school based therapist since 2021. Prior to this, I provided individual and family therapy for youth ages 5 to 18 for a variety of mental health needs for both outpatient clients as well as those in day treatment and residential programs. I have experience providing services in an office setting, in-home and community-based, and via telehealth.

Education

  • Master of Social Work (MSW) - University of Denver
  • Bachelor of Arts - University of Minnesota

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)
  • Master of Social Work (MSW)

Mike Poindexter

School-Based Therapist

I believe that everyone has the capacity to change, and that a positive relationship between therapist and client can be integral in creating long term change. As a therapist my role is to work collaboratively with each client to help them identify their strengths, and help them develop the insight that will foster positive change in their lives.

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based

Specialty Areas

  • School-Based Mental Health Services
  • Ages Served: 10-22

Professional Experience

Over 15 years of experience providing therapy to children, teens, individuals, families, and couples from all walks of life.

Education

  • MA in Professional Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)

Ali Ryan

School-Based Therapist

I believe that connection and belonging are the foundation of healing and growth. I have a relational strengths-based approach and integrate mindfulness, play, nature, art, and experiential activities into my work.

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based

Specialty Areas

  • School-Based Mental Health Services
  • Ages Served: 0-12
  • ADHD/ADD (Children), Anxiety, Autism, Behavioral Problems, Emotional Regulation, Self-Esteem, Self-Worth, Trauma

Professional Experience

I have experience working with diverse populations across the lifespan in a variety of settings including schools, residential programs, mental health day treatment and therapeutic farms.

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - University of St. Thomas
  • Master's Degree in Clinical Social Work - St. Catherine University/University of St. Thomas.

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW)

Kendra Shulman

School-Based Therapist

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based

Specialty Areas

  • School-Based Mental Health Services

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW)

Virginia Suarez

School-Based Therapist

I believe in the inherent worth and dignity of all individuals. My goal is to assist my clients in finding the motivation and appropriate change so that they can live a more satisfying and fulfilling life. I try to take a systemic view to my clients’ issues and consider myself a fierce advocate for the children and adolescents I serve.

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based

Specialty Areas

  • School-Based Therapist
  • ADHD/ADD (Children), Anger, Anxiety, Autism, Behavioral Problems, Trauma, Self Esteem, Self-Worth,
    Emotional Disorders, Depression, Emotional Regulation, Emotional Disregulation, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy – DBT, Mood Disorders, Mindfulness, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Attachment Disorders, Self Harm, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Panic Attacks, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Professional Experience

My previous experience includes school social work, transitional housing services for women without housing, care coordination for aging adults, and intensive outpatient treatment for adolescents and adults. I specialize in self harm and suicidal ideation, behavioral issues, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, and OCD. I often use DBT, CBT, ACT, motivational interviewing, and solution-focused modalities. I consider myself a lifetime learner and am always open to expanding my repertoire of treatment options.

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology-Seattle University
  • Master's of Social Work-Augsburg University

License and Credentials

  • Master of Social Work (MSW)
  • Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW)

Debbie Techar

School-Based Therapist

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based

Specialty Areas

  • School-Based Mental Health Services
  • Ages Served: 6-17
  • Anger, Anxiety, Behavioral Problems, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Depression, Emotional Disorders, Grief, Mood Disorders, Panic Attacks, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Self Esteem, Self-Worth, Self Harm, Trauma,

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)

Sara Vogelpohl

School-Based Therapist

I believe in the healing power of relationship. It is my hope that I provide an environment for my clients and their families to feel comfortable seeking support and trust me enough to begin healing and allow themselves to grow. I am professionally trained, compassionately patient, and curious to get to know each of my clients individually, at their chosen pace, acknowledging each person is unique and affected by the relationships and systems within their lives. “Success” for each of my clients is individual. I strive to journey with each one as they are empowered to resolve past and current life challenges, build skills and strength, and achieve their hopes and personal goals, whatever that might be.

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based

Specialty Areas

  • School-Based Mental Health Services

Professional Experience

I have worked with children, adolescents, young adults, and families both in volunteer and professional experiences for over 15 years in Illinois, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Honduras. These experiences have included working as a mentor, tutor, assistant teacher, art teacher, case manager at an rural, Honduran children’s home, family support specialist, behavioral coach, in-home skills practitioner, and therapist.

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology, minoring in Fine Arts, - Loyola University, Chicago
  • Master of Social Work - The University of Chicago

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)

Debra Weess

School-Based Therapist

Therapy is a powerful process of connection, discovery, uncovering strengths to navigate challenges and healing from unforeseen events that occur in all our lives. I believe in a holistic individual, family and systematic approach to assist in the healing process. My desire is to provide support and encouragement while utilizing experiential, creative and traditional therapeutic methods.

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based

Specialty Areas

  • School-Based Mental Health Services
  • Family Therapy
  • Trauma Based Somatic Experiencing
  • Ages Served: 6-18
  • Abuse, ADHD/ADD (Children), Anger, Anxiety, Attachment Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Depression, Emotional Disorders, Emotional Disregulation, Emotional Regulation, Mindfulness, Panic Attacks, Parenting Issues, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Relationship Issues, Transitions, Trauma

Professional Experience

I have extensive experience with at risk populations, providing clinical services to children, adolescents, adults and families within the home, school, community and office, while incorporating the impact of race and poverty. I have utilized various treatment modalities and interventions appropriate to persons and/or families. Some of these modalities include, crisis intervention, solution focused, family systems, structural and strategic methods, CBT, client centered, motivational interviewing, trauma informed methods noted as somatic experiencing, mindfulness and yoga.

Education

  • Master of Arts, Counseling and Psychology - St. Mary’s University
  • Bachelor of Social Work- University of Wisconsin, La Crosse

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Psychologist (LP)
  • Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute - Somatic Experiencing Practitioner

Morgan Anderson

Therapist

My professional philosophy is to support, empower, and advocate for individuals in their pursuit of mental health services from an anti-oppressive framework and through a strengths-based lens.

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based

Specialty Areas

  • School-Based Mental Health Services
  • Ages Served: 6-18
  • ADHD/ADD (Children), Abuse, Anger, Anxiety, Autism, Behavioral Problems, Transitions,
    Shame, Trauma, Self Esteem, Self-Worth, Emotional Disorders, Depression, Emotional Regulation, Emotional Disregulation, Mindfulness, Relationship Issues, Attachment Disorders, Grief,
    Self Harm, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Panic Attacks, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), LGBTQ+ Issues/Specialty

Professional Experience

My professional experience thus far has been working with adolescents (ages 10-18) in various settings including, residential treatment, juvenile corrections & JDC, and now in school.

Education

  • Masters of Social Work- University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  • Bachelors of Social Work- University of Wisconsin, River Falls

License and Credentials

  • Masters of Social Work (MSW)
  • Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW)

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