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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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    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!

     

    Michael MorganMichael Morgan, Jr.

    Michael J Morgan, Jr. is a Nationally Certified Counselor. He received an MS in Mental Health Counseling from Mercer University, an MS in Psychology from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and a BS in Psychology from Georgia State University. Michael has experience in working with children and adolescents from holding a position in a behavioral health hospital as a counselor for more than a year. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Counseling and School Psychology. Michael enjoys spending his free time with his two dogs and his wife.

     

    Arizona ChinArizona Chin

    My name is Arizona Chin, and I am currently in my second year in the Ph.D. program at Florida State University. This semester I will serve as a student clinician at Florida State University Schools (FSUS). I am originally from Melbourne, Australia, and came to Tallahassee via Oklahoma, where I earned my master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I have facilitated psychoeducational and SEL groups and individual therapy sessions for children in rural schools and agency setting. I enjoy working with children and adolescents to help them develop new skills to overcome trials and tribulations across the lifespan and grow as whole, healthy humans. In my spare time, I enjoy outdoor activities like golf, hiking, and working out. I also enjoy traveling, baking, and eating.

     

    Tyler WoodTyler Wood

    My name is Tyler Wood and I am a second year student at Florida State in the Combined Counseling Psychology and School Psychology Ph.D. program. I will be working at FSUS in Student Affairs as a student mental health practitioner. I moved to Tallahassee last summer from Kentucky, where I earned my undergraduate degree in Psychology at University of Kentucky and my master’s degree in Counseling Psychology at the University of Louisville. During my master’s program, I facilitated psychoeducational groups at a local high school in addition to working as a therapist in a community mental health center. I look forward to getting back in the school setting because it provides the opportunity to interact with students that show a lot of potential, and to be part of their growth process is a great experience.

     

    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 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.

    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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