School Based Mental Health Program

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Caring for the Mental Health of our Students & Families

The School District of South Milwaukee is committed to the health and wellbeing of our students and school community. We are proud to offer a comprehensive array of supports and services for our student body that includes a team of professionals including therapists, counselors, social workers, nurses and other specialized staff who care for our students and make sure that they can reach their full potential.

Through our partnership with SaintA, a community provider specializing in school based mental health, the School District of South Milwaukee operates onsite mental health clinics at each district school available to all students and families. The purpose of these clinics is to provide our students and families access to therapeutic mental health support services that complement district provided services. This functions as an outpatient clinic providing individual and family therapy, as such, the student’s insurance is the primary method of payment for these services.

Therapy services can support students who may be struggling with:
● Anxiety and depression
● Thoughts of self-harm
● Grief and loss issues
● Inattention and executive functioning challenges
● Self-Image and Self-esteem
● Peer relationships and social skills

We encourage you to access this professional counseling opportunity if you think that your child or family would benefit from gaining tools to help with many of the challenges we face in our lives today. SaintA’s therapists are available to schedule appointments both during the school day and some limited after hours.

To schedule an appointment or consultation, please contact your school counselor or principal or Rachel Garlock, Clinical Supervisor at SaintA: [email protected]; 414-345-7609

Meet Our Therapists

NancyNancy Nedland, MA LP, E-RYT, RCYT, holds a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology and is a registered yoga teacher with a specialty in children’s yoga. Nancy believes that mind/body integration is a useful tool in healing and personal development, and utilizes mindfulness techniques in work with clients. Nancy has decades of experience working professionally with children and families, giving her a ‘big picture’ perspective on the complexities of everyday life. Nancy sees all healthy development as a practice that needs to be enjoyable in order to be repeated, and utilizes humor and a playful outlook in all of her work. Her goal as a therapist is to establish a relationship with clients that allows them to feel heard, understood and supported to move towards healing and personal growth. She sees the therapeutic relationship as one that allows individuals and families to operate as they truly are: perfectly imperfect, and to grow from that place of being.

JennaJenna Radowski, ATR LPC, is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Art Therapist. She earned her Master’s Degree in Art Therapy with an emphasis in Counseling from Mount Mary University. Jenna has worked as a primary therapist and art therapist in a variety of settings, including children’s hospitals, elementary and high schools, and residential treatment centers in Wisconsin and Montana. She is currently a School Based Therapist for SaintA at the South Milwaukee School District for elementary and high school students. Jenna’s specialty is utilizing art with individuals as a form of emotional expression and a way to increase understanding of self and surroundings to assist with regulation. She is passionate about the connection between creative expression and emotional well-being.

NicholasNicholas Lueloff, MS, LPC, is a Licensed Professional Counselor with experience helping children and families who are experiencing a wide range of life difficulties. He previously provided child and family therapy in outpatient settings, and currently practices in an outpatient, school-based setting. Nick believes in fostering a safe, therapeutic environment where relationships can form and individuals and families can grow. He utilizes a strengths-based, cognitive-behavioral approach through a trauma-informed lens, and highlights the importance of mindfulness in daily life. He believes a team approach — including family, school staff, and community resources — is key to successful and meaningful outcomes.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Where are the clinics located?

The SaintA school-based clinic is located within the school in a confidential office space. Each school has designated a space for SaintA to use for therapy services.

2. What are the clinic hours and when are services provided?

SaintA School-Based clinics operate the same hours as the school day. We are able to meet in the hour before and the hour after school to help accommodate family meetings and initial intake meetings. At this time, all services are delivered virtually via telehealth.

3. What age must my child be to receive services?

Any child enrolled in school is eligible for our clinic-based services k4-12 th grade (4-21yrs. Old)

4. Does the clinic provide services to families or just students?

Family participation in services is not only allowed, but strongly encouraged. Family members can attend a therapy session or participate in a treatment meetings and families are regularly consulted throughout their child’s services.

5. Is there a cost associated with services at the clinic? Yes. SaintA is an independent mental health service provider.

Clinic fees are billed to the child or family's insurance or through an out-of-pocket rate.

6. What type of insurance is accepted at the clinic?

SaintA accepts Medicaid, Medicaid HMO’s, and private insurance for payment. SaintA is enrolled as a provider in the largest insurance plans including Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, Children’s Community Health Plan, Trilogy, Molina, and United Health Care/United Behavioral Healthcare, Humana, Beacon, Tricare, Aetna and is in the credentialing process for several of the small HMO’s.

7. Is the information about my child’s care shared between SaintA and other school professionals?

Information can only be shared with the school after a Release of Information consent form is signed by the parent and youth age 14 and older. SaintA prefers to be a collaborative partner with the school, teachers and administration and would only share information that is agree upon by youth, parent and therapist to support the student.

To discuss other questions or schedule an appointment, please contact Rachel Garlock:[email protected]