Working in public schools, therapists focus on intervening early to help students function successfully within their schools and prevent them from needing other more costly and intensive treatment. We also link them with additional services when needed.
We assess student needs and develop individualized treatment goals. We provide:
- weekly individual therapy sessions in the school, focused on improving school behavior and performance
- group therapy focused on a variety of topics depending on needs identified by the school district
- family therapy and support in the home or community if requested
We also provide a wide variety of development opportunities aimed at increasing teacher and staff capacity to successfully work with and support students with mental health issues. Topics range from understanding pediatric mental health to how trauma affects behavior and how to create a trauma-sensitive school environment.
- Effective classroom strategies
- Positive behavioral intervention
- Bullying and relational aggression prevention
- Executive functioning skills
- Other topics are available by request.
Resources for parents and educators
Creating trauma-sensitive schools to improve learning
101 Classroom interventions
101 Things to do with your pre-schooler
101 Things to do with your elementary school child
101 Things to do with your adolescent
Referral requests can be made by parents, schools or other professionals.
Washington County: Services in Washington County are funded by the Department of Human Services of Washington County. Click here to download an electronic referral form for Washington County. You may submit your referral by e-mail to Eric Diamond at email@example.com
All other counties: Click here to download an electronic referral form.
For more information, contact:
Carey Jacobsen, coordinator
School Based Services
1511 Barton Ave., Unit A
West Bend, WI 53090