School Based Mental Health
School-based mental health therapy is an opportunity available to all students and families in the St. Anthony School District. Two therapists from Nystrom & Associates, Ltd. work in the district to offer individual and family therapy for a variety of mental health issues including depression, anxiety, family change, drug/alcohol use, trauma, peer conflicts, etc.
The services are comparable to receiving outpatient therapy in a mental health clinic, but we provide services in the schools to aide in convenience and accessibility: parents do not need to miss much work to take their child to an appointment, and students miss little class. Appointments are scheduled as frequently as needed (typically once a week or every other week). We do our best to accommodate the student’s schedule to reduce repetitive absences from the same subject and to avoid absences during tests/presentations.
Like a clinic visit, we bill each student’s insurance company for the services. Fortunately we have been awarded a grant from Hennepin County to help cover services for those families who are uninsured/underinsured. Therefore, any student with a mental health concern can receive the help he or she needs! Since the nature of this work requires we maintain confidentiality, no information will be shared with the school unless we have written permission by the student/parent.
Please call or email with questions.
Sara Linde, LMFT