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Educational Service Unit 13

Psychological and Behavioral Health

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The ESU 13 Psychological and Behavioral 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 a reduction in the adverse effect of mental illness and a promotion of 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 Psychological and Behavioral Health staff, include licensed therapeutic clinicians, school psychologists, 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 and academic intervention development, individual and family therapeutic services,  school and clinical/ therapeutic consultation as well as specialized training for schools, families and community members.  Our mental health providers offer treatment plans tailored to individual youth which include a strong wrap around component as well as parent and teacher consultation. We provide traditional outpatient therapy within the school setting as well as more intense services. We also help facilitate referrals for additional services and supports from community based programs/providers when needed.