Behavior Mental Health
The ESU 13 Behavior and Mental Health Department employs highly trained specialists who collaborate with an array of stakeholders to help youth, families, schools and communities move toward a state in which there is not only an absence of illness but optimal well-being. Our work centers on promoting overall brain health and wellbeing through easily accessible youth centered services that focus on: emotional wellness and regulation, healthy parent/child, peer/peer and student/teacher relationships, individualized treatment/intervention, recovery and resilience. We achieve positive outcomes through building attuned relationships with youth, as well as strong partnerships and collaboration with schools, communities and families. Our services are available to all school age youth ages 0- 21 years.
The current ESU 13 BH/MH staff, include licensed therapeutic clinicians, counseling interns, doctoral psychology interns and a dually licensed clinical psychologist who is also a nationally certified school psychologist. We provide direct clinical evaluations, special education evaluations, individual and family therapeutic services, school and clinical/ therapeutic consultation as well as specialized training for schools, families and community members. We offer treatment plans tailored to individual youth which include a strong wrap around component. We provide traditional outpatient therapy within the school setting as well as more intense services through our new Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP- for youth who need more intensive emotional and behavioral health supports). Our therapeutic staff offer a variety of specialized therapeutic interventions for youth, families and educational staff and provide child specific consultation or class wide intervention plans. We also help facilitate referrals for additional services and supports from community based programs/providers when needed.