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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 9/1/23)

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

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Carolyn Felty, MA, LP

School-Based Mental Health 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 Dysregulation, 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)

Referral Information

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

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Kelly Bretson, LICSW

School-Based Mental Health Supervisor

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based

Specialty Areas

  • School-Based Therapist

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)

Referral Information

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

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Emily Johnson, MSW, LICSW

School-Based Mental Health 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 Dysregulation, 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)
  • Master of Social Work (MSW)

Referral Information

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

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Sandra Woolsey, LPCC, LAMFT, MA

School-Based Mental Health Supervisor

In the field of mental health, trauma and healing, it is important to be strength-based and client/family focused. I meet people where they are and work collaboratively with them to get to where they want to be. I look at situations through a developmental, trauma-informed lens and a systems approach. We do not grow up in isolation; we are a product of our family system-whatever that may look like. This impacts how we see the world and self. Strategies like EMDR, Internal Family Systems and other modalities inform the way I practice and allow a diverse application depending on your needs. At Canvas Health I supervise therapists who are imbedded in schools and providing therapy to all ages and situations, coaching them to become effective, compassionate therapists and strong advocates for your needs.

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based

Specialty Areas

  • School-Based Mental Health Services
  • Ages Served: 5 through adult
  • ADHD/ADD (Children), Anger, Anxiety, Autism, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing – EMDR, Transitions, Shame, Trauma, Self Esteem, Self-Worth, Domestic Violence, Depression, Parenting Issues, Emotional Regulation, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy – DBT, Mood Disorders, Relationship Issues, Attachment Disorders, Grief, Self-Harm, Panic Attacks, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), LGBTQ+ Issues/Specialty, Adoption Competent Therapy, Marriage and Family Therapy

Professional Experience

Sandra Woolsey has 25+ years of experience in the field of mental health. She obtained her Masters in Counseling and Psychological Services in 2001. After working in the field for a few years, she realized she needed more training to help families. She returned to school to complete her Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2010. Sandra has extensive training in trauma work, using EMDR, Internal Family Systems and other trauma-informed modalities. She has completed many training hours in adoption, attachment and foster care and is listed on the FosterAdoptMN.org website as an Adoption Competent therapist. Sandra also has training in Internal Family Systems, Play Therapy, Emotionally-Focused Couples Therapy, TF-CBT, DBT. She is a Board-Approved Supervisor for the Board of Behavioral Health and holds licenses as a LPCC and LAMFT.

Education

  • Masters in Counseling and Psychological Services-St. Mary's University
  • Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy-St. Mary's University
  • Permanency and Adoption Competency Certificate - U of MN and U of Maryland

License and Credentials

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

Referral Information

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

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Morgan Anderson, MSW, LGSW

School-Based Therapist; Harmony

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 Dysregulation, 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)

Referral Information

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

Haqnnah Bailey

Hannah Bailey, LMFT, ATR-BC

School Based Therapist; Castle Elementary

As a Marriage and Family Therapist, my foundation is both client-centered and trauma informed, which means that I approach each client with unconditional positive regard and that I believe that examining our experiences is valuable because it shapes who we are. As an art therapist I recognize that the capacity for creative expression is a fundamental aspect of health.

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based

Specialty Areas

  • School-Based Mental Health Services
  • Ages Served: 5-12
  • Anger, Anxiety, Attachment Disorders, Behavorial Problems, Depression, Emotional Disorders, Emotional Dysregulation, Emotional Regulation, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Mindfulness, Mood Disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Self-Harm, Shame, Spirituality, Suicidal Ideation, Transitions, Trauma

Professional Experience

I obtained my MFT license and Art Therapy Board Certification in California where I worked in a locked residential facility with severely at-risk teens. I’ve also worked in community outreach, and I am currently working with elementary age youth in a school-based outpatient position.

Education

  • University of Minnesota - Bachelor of Arts
  • Loyola Marymount University - Master of Arts, Marital and Family Therapy

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
  • Art Therapy Board Certification (ATR-BC)

Referral Information

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

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Christina Blaszczyk, LADC, LPCC

School-Based Therapist; East Ridge High School

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 Dysregulation, 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)
  • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC)

Referral Information

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

Katherine Carlson

Katherine Carlson, LICSW

School-Based Therapist; Pankalo Education Center

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 Dysregulation, 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)

Referral Information

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

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Linnea Cebelinski, LICSW

School-Based Therapist; Lucy Laney Elementary

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based

Specialty Areas

  • School-Based Mental Health Services

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)

Referral Information

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

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John Chevalier, MSW, LGSW

School-Based Therapist; Skyview Middle School

I approach my work with an open heart and an open mind. I strive to create an environment which is comfortable and based in trust. I believe that through positive relationship we can join in meaningful healing processes. I use a strengths based perspective which celebrates the unique abilities and experiences that we each hold. I also utilize a person centered perspective which allows me to join in healing with people and families while acknowledging that they are the real experts of their own lives.

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based

Specialty Areas

  • School-Based Mental Health Services
  • Ages Served: 6-17
  • ADHD/ADD (Children), Abuse, Addiction, Anger, Anxiety, Attachment Disorders, Autism, Behavioral Problems, Cultural Issues, Depression, Developmental Concerns, Domestic Violence, Emotional Disorders, Emotional Dysregulation, Emotional Regulation, Grief, LGBTQ+ Issues/Specialty, Mindfulness, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Self-Worth, Self Harm, Shame, Substance Use Disorders, Transitions, Trauma

Professional Experience

I have been working within the fields of education and mental health for 9 years. Throughout this time I have had the opportunity to work with children, adolescents, young adults and families. These opportunities have included special education, behavior intervention, residential, in-home and school based settings.

Education

  • Master of Social Work - University of Minnesota
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - Hamline University

License and Credentials

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

Referral Information

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

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Emily Corazzo, MA

School-Based Mental Health Clinical Trainee; Justice Alan Page Elementary

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based

Specialty Areas

  • School-Based Mental Health Services
  • Ages Served: 5-11
  • Anger, Anxiety, Attachment Disorders, Behavorial Problems, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Depression, Emotional Dysregulation, Trauma

Professional Experience

I have experience working in schools as a mental health counselor, such as high school and currently elementary.

Education

  • Bachelors Degree- University of Wisconsin- Stout
  • Masters Degree- University of Wisconsin- Stout

Referral Information

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

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Matthew Darnold, MA, ATR

Mental Health Specialist; 916 Career & Tech Center

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based

Specialty Areas

  • School-Based Mental Health Services
  • Ages Served: 15-18
  • ADHD/ADD (Children), Addiction, Anger, Anxiety, Behavioral Problems, Transitions, Trauma, Self Esteem, Self-Worth, Emotional Disorders, Depression, Emotional Regulation, Emotional Dysregulation, Self-Harm, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Co-Occurring Disorders, Cultural Issues, LGBTQ+ Issues/Specialty

Professional Experience

I have experience working in children and adolescent day treatment and partial hospitalization programs. I also worked in adult IRTS for 5 years. I have done individual and group therapy, in both verbal and art therapy.

Education

  • BFA - Graphic Design, Minnesota State University, Mankato
  • MA in Psychology - Adler Graduate School

License and Credentials

  • Master of Arts
  • Registered Art Therapist - ATR

Referral Information

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

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Carla Deneal, MA, MFT

School-Based Mental Health Clinical Trainee; Justice Alan Page Elementary

It helps to meet people where they are.

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based

Specialty Areas

  • School-Based Mental Health Services
  • Ages Served: 0-12
  • Anger, Anxiety, Cultural Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Emotional Disorders, Emotional Dysregulation, Emotional Regulation, Grief, LGBTQ+ Issues/Specialty, Mindfulness, Mood Disorders, Parenting Issues, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Relationship Issues, Self-Esteem, Self-Worth

Professional Experience

It started with me working in group homes. While participating in an MFT program, I continued to work in mental health facilities and homeless shelters.

Education

  • BA Criminal Justice -Cal State Fullerton
  • MA Psychology/ MFT - Umass Global University

Referral Information

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

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Lindsay Doten, MSW, LGSW

School-Based Therapist; Forest Lake Middle/Forest Lake Community School

I am a strengths based professional and believe in meeting each client where they are and helping develop their strengths.

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based

Specialty Areas

  • School-Based Mental Health Services
  • Ages Served: 6-17
  • ADHD/ADD (Children), Abuse ,Anger ,Anxiety, Autism, Behavioral Problems, Substance Use Disorders, Shame, Trauma, Self Esteem, Self-Worth, Emotional Disorders, Depression, Developmental Concerns, Emotional Regulation, Emotional Dysregulation, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy – DBT, Mood Disorders, Relationship Issues, Eating Disorders, Attachment Disorders, Grief, Self Harm, Cultural Issues, Panic Attacks, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), LGBTQ+ Issues/Specialty

Professional Experience

My professional experience as a Social Worker in various mental health settings has given me an array of experience. I have been a licensed social worker for over seven years and I have extensive experience working with diverse populations of children & adolescents with social, emotional and behavioral health issues. I have worked as an Outpatient Therapist, Social Worker at in an Inpatient Hospital, and a Children’s Mental Health Case Manager prior to my experience working as a School Based Therapist.

Education

  • Bachelor of Social Work-University of Wisconsin-River Falls
  • Master of Clinical Social Work-University of St. Thomas

License and Credentials

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

Referral Information

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

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Heather Feikema, MSW, LGSW

School-Based Mental Health Clinical Trainee; Pinecrest Elementary and Hastings Middle School

Heather is a warm and compassionate therapist, with an integrative and holistic approach. Her belief in each human’s inherent value is evident in how she engages with openness, kindness and integrity. Heather believes in the power of human connection, and views therapy as a partnership where you work together to get to the root of what’s making life challenging, so that you can achieve the freedom and peace you’re longing for. She approaches each client with a desire to truly understand who they are, how they got to this moment, and where they want to go next. Heather is straightforward, curious, and will encourage the same from you. Her dream is that you learn to accept that while the world is messy and complicated, you have exactly what it takes to engage fully in your own life, trusting that you have everything necessary to build the relationships and joy-filled days you dream of.

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based

Specialty Areas

  • School-based Mental Health Services
  • Ages Served: 5-15
  • Abuse
  • ADHD/ADD (Children), Anger, Anxiety, Attachment Disorders, Autism
  • Behavorial Problems, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Depression, Emotional Disorders, Emotional Dysregulation, Emotional Regulation, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing – EMDR, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Grief, Mindfulness, Mood Disorders, Panic Attacks, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Relationship Issues, Self-Harm, Self-Esteem, Self-Worth, Sexual Assault, Shame, Spirituality, Suicidal Ideation, Transitions, Trauma

Professional Experience

Heather has worked with children and families for over 20 years. She has worked as a community-based educator and advocate, Guardian ad Litem, custody evaluator, parenting time consultant, and as a mental health therapist for individuals, couples and families.

Education

  • B.A. Psychology - Bethel University
  • Masters of Social Work - Bethel University

License and Credentials

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

Referral Information

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

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Erika Furo, LGSW, MSW

School-Based Mental Health Clinical Trainee; Woodbury High School

I use a person-centered, strength-based approach to join alongside clients in their pathway to growth and healing. I work collaboratively with clients and their families to identify and work towards their goals. I believe that building a safe and supportive therapeutic relationship and environment is essential to effective therapy. I integrate trauma-informed, CBT, and family systems approaches to encourage client’s to establish healthy patterns of behavior, utilize their personal strengths, and connect to themselves.

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based

Specialty Areas

  • School-Based Mental Health Services
  • Ages Served: 13-18
  • 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, Developmental Concerns, Emotional Disorders, Emotional Dysregulation, Emotional Regulation, Grief, LGBTQ+ Issues/Specialty, Mindfulness, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Relationship Issues, Self-Esteem, Self-Worth, Self-Harm, Shame, Transitions, Trauma

Professional Experience

I have been working within the field of mental health and education for more than 4 years. Throughout this time, I have had the opportunity to work with infants, children, adolescents, young adults and their families. These opportunities have included psychiatric residential treatment, corporate foster care and school-based settings.

Education

  • Bachelor of Social Work - University of Minnesota, Duluth
  • Master of Social Work - University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

License and Credentials

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

Referral Information

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

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Rachel Goossens, MA, LPCC

School-Based Therapist; Forest View/Forest Lake Elementary

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 Dysregulation, 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)

Referral Information

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

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Erin Hannan, MSW, LICSW

School-Based Therapist; Harmony

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
  • Trained in Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT).
  • ADHD/ADD (Children), Anxiety, Attachment Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Depression, Emotional Disorders, Emotional Dysregulation, 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)
  • Master of Social Work (MSW)

Referral Information

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

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Raleigh Heath, MSW, LGSW

School-Based Therapist; FAIR School Downtown/Field Elementary

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)

Referral Information

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

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Beth Hopkins, MSW, LICSW

School-Based Therapist; Burroughs Elementary

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)

Referral Information

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

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Kendalle Johnson, MSW,LGSW

School-Based Mental Health Clinical Trainee; STMA Middle School East

My therapeutic style is compassionate and sincere. I believe that each individual has within them the ability to heal, grow, thrive, and become their true selves. It is my goal to help my clients harness that ability. I strive to authentically connect with each client in order to help them feel accepted and celebrated in a non-judgmental and safe environment.

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based

Specialty Areas

  • School-Based Mental Health Services
  • Ages Served: 6-17
  • Abuse, ADHD/ADD (Children), Anger, Anxiety, Attachment Disorders, Autism, Behavioral Problems, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Co-Occurring Disorders, Cultural Issues, Depression, Developmental Concerns, Emotional Disorders, Emotional Dysregulation, Emotional Regulation, Grief, Mindfulness, Mood Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Panic Attacks, Parenting Issues, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Self-Esteem, Self-Worth, Self-Harm, Severe and Persistent Mental Illness – SPMI, Trauma

Professional Experience

I am passionate about supporting mental health needs of children, adolescents, and families. I have previous experience providing mental health services in children day treatment and school-based settings.

Education

  • Bachelor of Social Work - University of Minnesota, Duluth
  • Master of Clinical Social Work - University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

License and Credentials

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

Referral Information

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

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Aaron Kennell, MSW, LGSW

School-Based Mental Health Clinical Trainee; Lake Harriet Upper/Lower Elementary

My professional philosophy is both a science and an art: I view my professionalism as both a science in building mutually shared experiences with my students, as well as an art in building meaning between a student’s experience with mental health, education and growth & development.

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based

Specialty Areas

  • School-Based Mental Health Services
  • Ages Served: 6-12
  • ADHD/ADD (Children), Anger, Anxiety, Attachment Disorders, Autism, Behavioral Problems, Co-Occurring Disorders, Cultural Issues, DC: 0-5 Assessment, Depression, Developmental Concerns, Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant, Eating Disorders, Emotional Disorders, Emotional Dysregulation, Emotional Regulation, Grief, Infant Mental Health-Endorsed (IMH-E), LGBTQ+ Issues/Specialty, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Panic Attacks, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Parenting Issues, Self Esteem, Self-Worth, Severe and Persistent Mental Illness – SPMI, Transitions

Professional Experience

My professional experience entails working with – in prior roles – survivors of domestic and sexual violence. I began my volunteering career working with fellow college and university students – as a student – in building advocacy groups, networks and activities to end violence on college campuses. I transitioned into a role of Instructional Social Worker for Osceola County School District in central Florida. There, I developed a passion for early intervention and prevention measures to help students build their social-emotional skills and awareness of boundaries, consent and general awareness of well-being & safety. I also provided crisis interventions for students & families in need during a difficult transition time related to COVID-19 pandemic.

I transitioned into a different role with Minnesota Independence College & Community (MICC) in Richfield, MN in 2021. There, I provided instruction to college students on social emotional learning and sexual health education. Shortly after, I took up a role with Sexual Violence Center in Minneapolis, MN, and provided prevention workshops and counseling to survivors seeking services.

I am now a School Based Therapist with TAP (Therapeutic Assistance Program) and provide therapeutic assistance to students in need – which include addressing topics of gender, anxiety, depression and many more.

Education

  • Master of Social Work - University of Central Florida
  • Bachelors of Arts: Political Science - University of Central Florida
  • Bachelors of Arts: English - University of Central Florida
  • Associates of Arts: English - Valencia Community College

License and Credentials

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

Referral Information

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

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Janiece Kirton, LGSW, MSW

School-Based Mental Health Clinical Trainee; Quora Education Center

I aim to work collaboratively and compassionately with clients to create treatment plans that are evidence based and meet their specific needs.

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based

Specialty Areas

  • School-Based Mental Health Services
  • Ages Served: 13-26
  • Abuse, ADHD/ADD (Children), Anger, Anxiety, Attachment Disorders, Autism, Behavioral Problems, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Depression, Emotional Disorders, Emotional Dysregulation, Emotional Regulation, Grief, Mindfulness, Mood Disorders, Parenting Issues, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Psychological Assessments (clinical/forensic), Self-Esteem, Self-Worth, Shame, Trauma

Professional Experience

I taught English, English as a Second Language, and special education in suburban and urban districts across the country for the last 15 years. Additionally, I worked with traumatized youth at Collier Group Home where I began my career in social work in their counseling department. I recently completed a master’s level clinical internship with Canvas Health in their TAP department and am proud to have joined their team as a full-time school-based therapist. I am trained in TF-CBT, Nurtured Heart Approach, and the Sanctuary Model. I am familiar with CBT, EFT, DBT, trauma-focused addiction, clinical anxiety treatment, trauma treatments.

I am a member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., and the Corresponding Secretary for the Minneapolis Chapter of Jack and Jill of America Inc.

Education

  • M.S.W.-Fordham University
  • M.S. Special Education-St. Joseph’s University
  • B.A. English-University of Pennsylvania

License and Credentials

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

Referral Information

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

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Emily Lowney, MSW, LGSW

School-Based Therapist; Hastings High School/Hastings ALC

“I believe in acknowledging all identities and experiences of a person. Understanding what has led a person to who they currently are and empowering them to grow into who they want to be.”

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based

Specialty Areas

Professional Experience

In my professional experience I have done primarily youth and their families. I have been able to focus on trauma and how this impacts the family and the individual experience. Within my career I have been able to work collaboratively with many different providers, including case mangers, school officials, and county workers to make sure that people are receiving the attention and services that they deserve to be supported.

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - Concordia University St. Paul
  • Masters in Social Work- University of Minnesota Duluth

License and Credentials

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

Referral Information

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

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Sydney Matic, MS

School Based Therapist; Forest Lake High School

I use evidence-based interventions to address mental, emotional, and behavioral concerns to restore wellness in others through collaborative work. Working from a strength-based and trauma informed lens, I adapt my interventions and theoretical approach to meet the individual’s unique needs and goals. I believe that the therapeutic relationship sets the foundation for the course of treatment and work to create an accepting, judgement-free space for people of all backgrounds to safely explore and process life’s challenges.

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based

Specialty Areas

  • School-Based Mental Health Services
  • Ages Served: 13-18
  • Anger, Anxiety, Behavioral Problems, Substance Use Disorders, Trauma, Emotional Disorders, Depression, Emotional Regulation, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy – DBT, Mood Disorders, Mindfulness, Grief, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Co-Occurring Disorders, Cultural Issues, Personality Disorders

Professional Experience

I am dedicated 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 juvenile detention centers, residential group homes, chemical dependency facilities, outpatient facilities, and school-based services.

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Criminal Justice - Ball State University Muncie, IN
  • Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling- University of Wisconsin-Stout Menomonie, WI

License and Credentials

  • Master of Science (MS)

Referral Information

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

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Emily McKloskey, LGSW, MSW

School-Based Therapist; South Washington Alternative High School, Next Step, Pathways, and SoWashCo Online

I work from a strengths-based approach and believe that positive connection can create healing and change. As a therapist, my goal is to empower clients and their families in the healing process to discover their own brilliance and strength. I approach therapy with a systematic lens to understand individuals’ uniqueness and the impact of relationships and social systems have on their lives.

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based

Specialty Areas

  • School-Based Mental Health Services
  • Ages Served: 12-18
  • ADHD/ADD (Children), Anger, Anxiety, Autism, Behavioral Problems, Trauma, Self-Esteem, Self-Worth, Emotional Disorders, Depression, Emotional Dysregulation, Mindfulness, Self-Harm, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Panic Attacks, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Professional Experience

I have been working with adolescents, adults, and families for over 15 years. Prior to becoming a therapist, I worked as an advocate for individuals involved in the criminal and juvenile justice systems that were experiencing mental illness, substance use, unstable housing, and trauma; families involved in child protection; and victims of crimes. I have previous experience working to support youth in the school setting as a mentor and facilitating community input meetings with students, teachers, and caregivers.

Education

  • Master's of Social Work - University of St. Thomas
  • Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice Studies - St. Cloud University

License and Credentials

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

Referral Information

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

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Molly Newman, LPCC

School Based Therapist; Park High School

My goal as a therapist is to create a space for healing and a place for clients to grow. I believe I am a tool in clients tool box along their journey to meeting their therapeutic goals. In therapy I use strength based, cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma focused therapy, and mindfulness skills to help clients learn and explore their thoughts and emotions.

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based

Specialty Areas

  • School- Based Therapist
  • Ages Served: 13-18
  • ADHD/ADD (Children), Anger, Anxiety, Attachment Disorders, Autism, Behavioral Problems, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Depression, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy – DBT, Emotional Disorders, Emotional Dysregulation, Emotional Regulation, Mindfulness, Mood Disorders, Personality Disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Relationship Issues, Self-Esteem, Self-Worth, Self-Harm, Shame, Trauma

Professional Experience

I have more than 10 years of experience working with children, teens, and families in a variety of different mental health settings, including residential inpatient treatment center, case management services, outpatient therapy, and school-based therapy. I have experience providing individual, group and family therapy services.

Education

  • BS in Human Development and Family Studies - University of Wisconsin-Stout
  • MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a concentration in Children and Adolescent Counseling -University of Wisconsin-Stout
  • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (LPCC)

Referral & Appointment

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

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Carlina Palmer, MA

School-Based Mental Health Clinical Trainee; Cowern Elementary and Eagle Point Elementary

Being a human is hard, and I believe that we heal most through relationships with and in community with others. As a therapist, I strive to create a comfortable and affirming space for my clients, and I approach therapy through a holistic lens, using clients’ strengths, interests, identities, and lived experiences to guide our work together.

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based

Specialty Areas

  • School-Based Mental Health Services
  • Ages Served: 5-12
  • Anger, Anxiety, Depression, Emotional Regulation, Grief, LGBTQ+ Issues/Specialty, Mood Disorders, Self-Harm, Self-Esteem, Self-Worth, Shame, Suicidal Ideation

Professional Experience

Prior to pursuing a career in mental health, I spent many years working in public health. I spent a few years working in care linkage and as a resident assistant at two HIV-focused organizations; in these roles I helped connect individuals living with HIV to medical care and community resources, and provided education about HIV/AIDS, STI prevention, and harm reduction to the broader community. After this, I spent about 5 years at a public health department working in a data-focused role in infectious disease surveillance.
While being a school-based mental health provider wasn’t my original plan, the opportunity presented itself during my graduate school practicum experience, and I’m glad it did, because I enjoy the collaborative nature of working in schools. Kids are funny, insightful, resilient little humans, and I’m happy to be a part of my clients’ school experiences.

Education

  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Community Health Education - University of Minnesota Duluth
  • Masters in Counseling Psychology - University of St. Thomas

License and Credentials

  • Masters in Counseling (MA)

Referral & Appointment

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

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Megan Pavek, MSW, LICSW

School-Based Therapist; Kenny/Armatage Elementary

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)

Referral Information

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

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Mike Poindexter, LMFT

School-Based Therapist; Quora Education Center

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)

Referral Information

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

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Ali Ryan, MSW, LGSW

School-Based Therapist; Kennedy Elementary & Christa McAuliffe Elementary Schools

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)

Referral Information

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

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Trista Seitzer, MSW, LGSW

School-Based Mental Health Clinical Trainee; STMA Middle School West

Working with youth has always been close to my heart, and I believe wholeheartedly, that by building healthy children, it helps support a lifetime of health. Our world is so very complex, and in navigating all that life has to offer, we can all use extra support, an ear to listen, ideas to work through difficulties, reminders of how we have gotten through the hard times, and how every day, we can work hard to do our best, acknowledge and apologize for our missteps, and work to make healthier choices the next time.

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based

Specialty Areas

  • School-Based Mental Health Services
  • Ages Served: 5th to 8th Grades.

Professional Experience

I have been a Social Worker since 2008 and have worked in several different areas since starting in the school-based program with Canvas Health.

I worked in child protection for about 4.5 years and had some brief experience working with adult foster care licensing as well. I loved working with families and helping them by removing or reducing barriers and reunify children with their caregivers.

I then transitioned to working as a Care Coordination Social Worker for about four years, helping steer individuals to resources, working on client-identified goals, and working with healthcare providers to help support client health. However, I truly missed working with youth, and ended up moving into working with middle schoolers for seven years as a school social worker in rural Minnesota. I worked to promote embedding social and emotional learning in the district to help empower and educate staff on ideas to support students, coordinated with community providers, addressed students crisis as well as attempting to prevent crises, and collaborated with staff, caregivers and community providers to help support students overall.

Education

  • Bachelors of Social Work - University of Wisconsin-River Falls
  • Master of Social Work - University of Minnesota - Duluth

License and Credentials

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

Referral Information

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

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Kendra Shulman, MSW, LICSW

School-Based Therapist; FAIR School Downtown

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based

Specialty Areas

  • School-Based Mental Health Services

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)

Referral Information

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

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Virginia Suarez, MSW, LICSW

School-Based Therapist; STMA High School

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 Dysregulation, 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 Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)

Referral Information

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

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Debbie Techar, LICSW

School-Based Therapist; John Glenn Middle School

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)

Referral Information

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

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Debra Weess, LP

School-Based Therapist; Hastings Middle School

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 Dysregulation, 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

Referral Information

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

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Kelly Weyer, LGSW

School-Based Therapist; Wyoming Elementary

I believe in hope, healing, and the worth of each individual.

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based

Specialty Areas

  • School-Based Mental Health Services
  • Ages Served: 0-12
  • ADHD/ADD (Children), Anxiety, Behavioral Problems, Transitions, Trauma, Self Esteem, Self-Worth, Emotional Dysregulation, Mood Disorders, Mindfulness, Attachment Disorders, Grief, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Panic Attacks, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Professional Experience

I have a background in children’s mental health and have enjoyed working in a variety of settings, including residential, school-based mental health, and day treatment. Each experience provided a unique opportunity to connect with the children, adolescents, and families/care takers, that I served. I am excited to be apart of the Canvas Health School-Based team and support my local community.

Education

  • Augsburg University - Master of Social Work

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW)

Referral Information

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

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Sara Vogelpohl, MSW, LICSW

School-Based Therapist; Skyview Middle School

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

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

Referral Information

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

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