The Wellness Center staff:
- Provides educational, preventive and health-related services in an accessible, friendly and confidential school-based setting.
- Encourages students to make healthy lifestyle choices to improve their health and well-being and to maximize their educational opportunities.
- Facilitates referrals for youth in need of services to school and community healthcare professionals.
- Promotes service provisions that overcome cultural, social and financial barriers.
The Wellness Center is a collaborative effort reflecting the community’s commitment to support the health and well-being of its youth and families. This program is funded by the generous support of local agencies, foundations and District 834.
Family Means Counseling & Therapy
Stillwater Area High School Wellness Center
Located in Room E123
Kari, who works with Family Means, enjoys working with individuals and families to navigate the challenges of life, whether they are personal, with family, or with peers. She works one-to-one with students to address a variety of concerns. Areas of interest include anxiety, depression, trauma, sleep problems, transitions and adjustments, identity development, parenting skills, and family communication. She provides assessments, therapy, and referrals.
Nikki, who works with the Youth Service Bureau, is the team lead as the district's Chemical Health Specialist. Working out of Stillwater Area High School and with ALC, Nikki supports students and their families to prevent and reduce youth chemical use to infuse wellness into our communities.
Through her work with the Youth Service Bureau, Alaina is a Chemical Health Specialist supporting several schools in the district. Alaina provides services at both Oak-Land and Stillwater Middle Schools.
From the Chemical & Mental Health Experts
Raising teenagers can be hard. Get advice and support from Chemical and Mental Health experts from Family Means and the Youth Service Bureau (YSB). Each article provides tips and strategies to help youth and families learn the skills they need to be more successful at home, in school and throughout their community.