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  • Seminoles ASPIRE: Alliance for Supporting Positive-growth & Inspiring Resilience in Education

    Goals

    There are three primary goals associated with the SEMINOLES ASPIRE partnership:

    • Increase the mental health of students attending FSUS.
    • Create practicum experiences for the graduate students in Counseling and School Psychology
    • Conduct research on mental health and bullying prevention

    Framework

    The mental health partnership is built on a multi-tiered service delivery model framework. The three-tiered triangle will be used to represent this framework.  Tier 1 consists of universal screening and preventative programming for ALL students attending FSUS. Tier 2 consists of assessments and interventions that are specific to students with elevated risk for mental health difficulties. Tier 3 will consist of individuals with significant risk of or known mental health difficulties.

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    Seminoles ASPIRE: Supporting You Through COVID-19

    Team Members & Cliniciansexpand menu

    Lyndsay JenkinsDr. Lyndsay Jenkins, Director

    Hello! My name is Dr. Lyndsay Jenkins. I am the Director of Seminoles ASPIRE. I am an Assistant Professor at FSU in School Psychology. My family and I have lived in Tallahassee for two years and previously lived in Illinois.  In our free time we enjoy fishing and going to the beach. As the Director of Seminoles ASPIRE, I oversee and provide consultation about how FSUS can help students develop strong social and emotional skills, how teachers can help to identify when students are having mental health difficulties, and delivery of group and individual counseling services for students that need additional support. I sometimes provide counseling services to FSUS students, but I also supervise the work of our awesome groups of graduate clinicians.

    Deborah EbenerDr. Deborah Ebener, Co-Director

    Welcome! My name is Dr. Deborah Ebener. I am the Co-Director of Seminoles ASPIRE.  At FSU, I am a Professor and Director of Clinical Training in the Combined Counseling Psychology and School Psychology Ph.D. program. As a licensed psychologist, I ran a private practice in Tallahassee for many years and provided counseling and psychological services to clients of all ages, couples, and families.  I share my expertise with the FSUS community primarily by supervising the graduate clinicians who are seeing clients.

     

    Sonya SnyderSonya Snyder

    My name is Sonya Snyder and I am a student clinician this semester at Florida State University Schools (FSUS). I am a second year PhD student in the Combined Counseling Psychology and School Psychology program at Florida State University. I am originally from Knoxville, Tennessee, where I completed my master’s degree in social work and an internship working with high school students. I am also a former high school teacher, and love working with young people! After I finish my PhD, I hope to conduct individual and group therapy with at-risk adolescents. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school. I am excited to be working with students this year!

     

    Stone BoggartStone Bogart

    Hello, my name is Stone Bogart and I am a student clinician this semester at Florida State University Schools (FSUS). I’m currently in my second year in a Ph.D. program at Florida State University. I am originally from Upstate New York and have been in Tallahassee for over a year. I enjoy working with children and helping them develop new skills to overcome problems they are facing. I have a yellow Labrador Retriever and a cat that I rescued from the shelter. Some hobbies of mine of include hiking, sports, reading, and gardening. Upon graduating, I hope to open a private practice that works with both children and adults to serve my community.

    Maritiza MillerMaritza Miller

    My name is Maritza Miller and I am a student clinician this semester at Florida State University Schools (FSUS). I’m currently in my third year in a Ph.D. program at Florida State University. I am originally from Atlanta, Georgia. I have been working within schools in some capacity for about 6 years now and I have been doing assessments and counseling for over a year. I enjoy working with kids!

     

    Alan Crutchfield 

    Hello!  My name is Alan Crutchfield and I am currently a 2nd-year doctoral student in the Combined Counseling Psychology and School Psychology Ph.D. program at Florida State University. Since I am working as a student clinician at FSUS this semester, I’d like to tell you a little about myself.  I’m from Jacksonville, Florida and hold three degrees including an M.S. in Psychological Science from the University of North Florida. I enjoy counseling both adults and students, especially in times of difficulty, transition, or exploration.  I also enjoy research and hope to one day either be a professor/researcher in a university setting or work in a VA or treatment center as a licensed psychologist.  Beyond work, I enjoy hiking and going on cruises with my fiancé, playing guitar, watching football, and playing with my dog Murray.

     

    Carley Peace

    Hi! I’m Carley Peace, and I’m excited to be working as a student clinician at FSUS this semester! I was born and raised in South Carolina but moved to Tallahassee in August 2018 to start my Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology and School Psychology at FSU. I currently work as a career advisor in FSU’s Career Center, and my previous clinical experience includes working as an ADHD coach at the Adult Learning Evaluation Center and as a mental health counselor at the Human Services Center. My favorite part of counseling is seeing my clients grow in resilience and discover their personal strengths. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, reading, traveling, and spending time with my family and friends. Please let FSUS know if you have any questions for me, and thanks for reading!

     

    James Howell

    My name is James Howell and I am a student clinician this semester at Florida State University Schools (FSUS). I’m currently in my second year in the Combined Counseling and School Psychology Ph.D. program. I am originally from Texas and received my B.A. in Youth and Family Ministry from Abilene Christian University. I also received an M.S. in Counseling and Mental Health Services and an M.Phil. in Professional Counseling and Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. Before starting FSU, I counseled children and families in state of New Jersey. In my spare time I enjoy hiking, running, and eating Mexican food. Please contact the school if you have any questions, and thank you for taking the time to read this.

     

    Joshua DrayerJoshua Drayer

    My name is Joshua Drayer and I am a graduate assistant and student clinician this semester at Florida State University Schools (FSUS). I was born and raised in Los Angeles County, California. I am starting my 2nd year in the Combined Counseling and School Psychology program here at FSU. I have been in Tallahassee for almost 4 years though, having also completed my master’s degree in Sport Psychology at FSU. I live with my wife and 6 (yes, that’s correct, 6) pets. I am really interested in prevention and intervention research, particularly dealing with the topics of hazing, bullying, and sexual violence. I am looking forward to a great school year at FSUS!

     

    Clinton GreeneClinton Green

    Hello, my name is Clinton Greene and I am a student clinician at Florida State University Schools (FSUS). I am currently in my third year in the combined Ph.D. Counseling Psychology and School Psychology program at Florida State University. I am originally from Kentucky, where I received my bachelor’s degree in psychology from a small liberal arts college. From there, I moved to southwest Florida where I received my master’s degree in mental health counseling. Since then, I have worked with a variety of diverse clients addressing a multitude of issues and concerns. Once I finish school, I hope to work as a psychologist assisting veterans and other vulnerable populations. If you have any questions, please contact the school. I am happy to be at FSUS this year to provide mental health services to those in need.

     

    Dasha HighsmithDasha Highsmith

    Hi! My name is Dasha Highsmith. I am originally from Long Island, New York and relocated to Florida for graduate school. I have a master’s and a specialist degree in School Psychology and have worked in public schools since 2013.  I came to Florida State University to pursue my Ph.D. in the Combined Counseling and School Psychology program. In my spare time, enjoy spending time with my fur baby, Bootsie, and finding the best eateries in town! I enjoyed working with FSUS students last semester and am looking forward to continuing my work of supporting the mental health of FSUS students this year.

     

    Tiffany Brown

    My name is Tiffany Brown and I am a doctoral student in the Combined Counseling Psychology and School Psychology program at Florida State University. I have a degree in Elementary Education from the University of Oklahoma and have taught in Florida public schools for over 11 years. I decided to pursue my graduate degree after seeing the need to address mental health issues with children from an early age. I am interested in prevention and intervention research, with a focus on systems-level change. I enjoy helping students cope with stress, anxiety, and depression as well as issues such as self-esteem, academic and social skills, and ADHD management. In addition, I have a special interest in working with the LGBTQ+ population and the development of self-identity. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my husband and pets, exploring new restaurants, and rescuing animals. I am excited to have the opportunity to work with the students and families of FSUS this year!

    Local Mental Health Providersexpand menu

    Not sure which providers take your health insurance?  Use the link below to find out!

    https://med.fsu.edu/bssm/mental-health-services-resources

     

    Local Resources
    2-1-1 Big Bend Hotline
    Call 2-1-1 or (850) 617-6333
    https://www.211bigbend.org/

    Apalachee Center
    2634 Capital Circle NE Tallahassee, Florida 32308
    Main: (850) 523-3333
    Toll-free: (800) 226-2931

    Capital City Youth Services
    http://www.ccys.org/programs-at-a-glance/
    (850) 545-2061

    Boys Town North Florida
    3555 Commonwealth Blvd. Tallahassee, FL 32303
    (850) 575-6422

    Catholic Charities Counseling Program
    http://www.catholiccharitiesnwfl.org/Tallahassee
    (850) 222-2180, Option #4
    1380 Blountstown Highway
    Hours: Monday–Wednesday, 9 am–6 pm; Thursday, 9 am–4 pm
    Cost: Sliding scale; some insurance accepted for mental health services; other services free.

    Disc Village
    https://discvillage.com/family.html
    (850) 575-4388
    3333 W. Pensacola St. Suite #34, Tallahassee, FL 32304

    Eastside Psychiatric Hospital
    2634-B Capital Circle NE Tallahassee, Florida 32308
    Main: (850) 523-3300 Ext. 4340

    FSU Human Services Center
    https://education.fsu.edu/hsc
    (850) 644-3857
    FSU Stone Building, Suite 2207
    The Human Services Center offers mental health counseling to children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families in the Big Bend area. The counselors are graduate students supervised by faculty with clinical licensure. The center operates Fall and Spring semesters; it is closed during the summer.
    Hours: Tuesday and Thursday, 4 pm–7:30 pm
    Cost: Free

    Tallahassee Memorial Hospital
    www.tmh.org
    1616 Physicians Drive – Dial 911 for emergencies
    The Psychiatric Emergency Response Program (PERP) provides emergency psychiatric evaluations for persons experiencing a serious mental health crisis. The Emergency Department 24 hour administrative number is (850) 431-5411. The 24 hour phone directly to the TMH Behavioral Health Center is (850) 431-5411.

    Turn About, Inc.
    http://www.turnabout.org/
    (850) 671-1920 2771
    Miccosukee Road


    Resources in Surrounding Counties

     

    Gasden County

    Apalachee Center – Gadsden County
    79 Lasalle Path, Quincy, Florida 32351
    (850) 875-2422
    Services Offered:

    – Care Management Services
    – Psychiatric Evaluation and treatment
    – Psychosocial Rehabilitation
    – Adult and Children Services
    – Primary Care

    Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    Taylor County

    Apalachee Center – Taylor County
    1421 Old Dixie Hwy., Perry, Florida 32348
    (850) 584-5613

    – Psychiatric Evaluation and treatment
    – Psychosocial Rehabilitation
    – Adult and Children Services

    Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    Wakulla County

    Apalachee Center – Wakulla County
    43 Oak St., Crawfordville, Florida 32327
    (850) 926-5900

    Services Offered:

    – Care Management Services
    – Psychiatric Evaluation and treatment
    – Adult and Children Services

    Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)-Wakulla
    www.namiwakulla.org
    2140-C Crawfordville Hwy, Crawfordville
    9am-1pm
    (850) 925-1033

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    National Resources

    If you are in danger or are feeling suicidal, call 911 immediately.

    Boys Town National Hotline – serving all at-risk teens and children
    (800) 448-3000
    Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week
    Text VOICE to 20121, every day, 2 p.m. to 1 a.m. CST
    http://www.boystown.org/hotline

    Childhelp USA National Child Abuse Hotline
    800-4-A-CHILD (422-4453)
    Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week
    https://www.childhelp.org

    Crisis Call Center
    (800) 273-8255 or text ANSWER to 839863
    Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week
    http://crisiscallcenter.org/substance-abuse/

    Crisis Text Line (U.S. only)
    Text HELLO to 741741 or message us at facebook.com/CrisisTextLine to chat with a Crisis Counselor.
    Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week

    GLBT National Youth Talkline 
    (800) 246-PRIDE (7743)
    4 p.m. to 12 a.m. EST, Monday to Friday
    12 p.m. to 5 p.m. EST, Saturday
    http://www.glnh.org/talkline

    HopeLine
    Call or text (919) 231-4525 or (877) 235-4525
    https://www.hopeline-nc.org/

    loveisrespect, National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline
    (866) 331-9474
    Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week
    http://www.loveisrespect.org

    National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Eating Disorders
    (630) 577-1330
    10 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST, Monday to Friday
    http://www.anad.org

    National Domestic Violence Hotline
    (800) 799-SAFE (7233)
    Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week
    http://www.ndvh.org

    National Institute on Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism
    (800) 662-HELP (4357)
    Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week
    http://www.niaaa.nih.gov

    National Runaway Switchboard
    (800) RUNAWAY (786-2929)
    Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week
    http://www.1800runaway.org

    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
    (800) 273-TALK (8255)
    Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week
    http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

    TeenLine
    (310) 855-HOPE (4673)
    (800) TLC-TEEN (852-8336) (U.S. and Canada only)
    Or text TEEN to 839863
    6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Pacific Time, every night
    https://teenlineonline.org

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