Mental Health and Well Being
Clear Creek Amana Community School District employs School Therapists to work with staff, students, and families in order to address mental health needs and to support student success within and outside of their learning environment. There are three School Therapists in the district. In order to ensure that this resource is being best utilized to meet identified needs, the therapist associated with your child’s building will make contact once they receive a referral from the School Counselor. After a referral is made, the therapist will reach out to identify needs and create a plan of action for your child.
How does a School Therapist Differ from a School Counselor?
A School Therapist is a licensed mental health professional trained in prevention and intervention of mental and emotional health services. Interactions can include training district employees on mental health and trauma-informed care, meeting with students and families to address emotional and/or behavioral challenges related to mental health, collaborating with outside agencies based on student and family goals and working with small and large groups of students to ensure proper awareness and maintenance of mental health needs.
A School Counselor works with students in the areas of academic achievement, career and social emotional development, and helps to ensure that students become productive, well-adjusted adults in the future.
Meet our School Therapists
Whitney Jost, LISW
North Bend Elementary, Clear Creek Elementary, and Amana Elementary
Bailey Ryan, LMHC
Oak Hill Elementary, Tiffin Elementary
Myleena Grenis, LISW
High School, Middle School