Seminoles ASPIRE

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 a significant risk of or known mental health difficulties.

 

Seminoles ASPIRE: Supporting You Through COVID-19

Team Members & Clinicians

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!

 

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!

 

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 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!

 

Tyron Slack

My name is Tyron Slack and I am a doctoral student in the Combined Counseling Psychology and School Psychology program at Florida State University. I am from New Orleans, Louisiana. I received my B.A. in Psychology at Southeastern Louisiana University and my Master of Social Work degree at Florida State University. My clinical and research interests include African American student academic success, resilience, and mental health. I enjoy traveling, weightlifting, and sampling the cuisine of hole-in-the-wall restaurants.

 

Emily Beavon

My name is Emily Beavon and I am a doctoral student in the Combined Counseling Psychology and School Psychology program at FSU. I am from outside of Nashville, TN and graduated from the University of Alabama with a B.A. in Psychology and Spanish, and a B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies. My research interests include mental health and externalizing disorders in children and adolescents. I enjoy running, singing, and exploring new places.

Local Mental Health Providers

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

 

Gadsden 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

National Mental Health Resources

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