Onsite Counseling Clinic
Oak Creek-Franklin School District is pleased to announce an important new partnership with
Clinical Psychology Associates. CPA will have onsite counseling clinics at Oak Creek High School,
East Middle School, and West Middle School. All students within our district will have access to these
clinics. Our district recognizes that unless emotional well-being is present, a student’s educational
experience can be compromised, and we want to bring that resource directly into the school.
If you feel your student is struggling with managing his/her emotions, anxiety, stress, or is often in a
depressed mood, consider taking advantage of this professional counseling opportunity. Therapy
can provide tools to help your student better deal with the complications and challenges that can
occur during adolescence.
Clinical Psychology Associates’ therapists will be on-site and available to schedule appointments with
your student during his/her school day. Appointments will be scheduled at times that will provide the
least amount of interference to his/her school day. Payment for services will be via your family’s
health insurance or an out of pocket rate.
To ask any questions or begin the process of starting therapy, contact
Clinical Psychology Associates by calling or texting (262) 975-0012
Meet Our Therapists Working In Your School
Nataly Aguirre, MA, LPC-IT, SAC-IT
Nataly is a bilingual therapist who makes sure to create an open, non-judgmental and safe space for every student. Nataly has experience working with kids and families who have a
wide range of emotional and behavioral issues. Nataly feels strongly in the value and importance of therapy benefitting students, allowing them to live a more fulfilling life.
Alexis Perry, MSW
Alexis has worked at a mental health hospital on an Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Anxiety unit for adults. I am familiar with Exposure Response Prevention (ERP), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), crisis intervention and mindfulness techniques. Although I am experienced in those treatment modalities, I do have an eclectic style with the way I practice. There definitely is no “one size fits all” treatment when it comes to therapy, but I could help find the perfect fit for you!
Taylor Werlinger, MS, LPC-IT
(WMS, Deerfield, & Shepard Hills)
Taylor Werlinger is a dedicated Licensed Professional Counselor in Training (LPC-IT) who received her Master of Science in Clinical and Mental Health Counseling at Marquette University.
Throughout her time in the clinical field, Taylor has worked with a diverse range of populations including but not limited to adults and children with developmental and intellectual disabilities, runaway and homeless youth, and individuals with schizophrenia, schizoaffective and co-occurring disorders. In addition, Taylor has received training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Trauma Focused- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).
Brianna Banks, MS, LPC-IT
(OCHS, EMS & WMS)
Brianna received her master’s degree at Marquette University and is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Training (LPC-IT). She completed this degree with a child and adolescent specialization. Brianna is patient, empathetic, and passionate about fostering positive change in youth using evidenced-based treatment. She is trained in dialectical behavioral therapy, a behavioral therapy that identifies and changes negative thinking patterns and pushes for positive behavioral changes. Brianna has experience working with children and adolescents with mental health concerns including, self harm, depression, ADHD, and anxiety. Brianna uses a warm person-centered approach to counseling children and adolescents.
Amanda Sengdara, MA, LPC-IT
(OCHS & EMS)
Amanda strives to provide empathy and a space for children and adolescents to process their emotions. She wants to offer a place to be honest and open, without judgement. She has had experience in residential treatment working with adolescents with mood disorders and experience in an outpatient therapy setting where she worked with clients struggling with depression, anxiety, and other various disorders. She utilizes CBT and DBT techniques but is familiar with others. Whether the client is struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, or looking for a safe space to talk about life, she will make sure that client gets the care and support that they need.
Paige Pepper MS, LPC-IT
(Carollton, Cedar Hills, & Edgewood)
Paige Pepper is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Training (LPC-IT) who received her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Mount Mary University. Paige practices from an integrative approach, meaning she will tailor the counseling process based on individual needs. She helps clients identify and explore the deeper roots of symptoms and behavioral patterns, while also taking into consideration cultural contexts of marginalized individuals. In addition, Paige has received training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and play-based therapy. She strives to create a safe space for clients to share their thoughts and feelings at their own pace, in a way that makes them feel most comfortable. Paige provides clients with a collaborative relationship where she works together with clients to support them in establishing and progressing towards goals.
Jessica Velazquez, MS, LPC-IT
(Forest Ridge & Meadowview)
Jessica is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Training (LPC-IT) who received her Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Marquette University. She is a warm, empathetic, and driven counselor who is is passionate about helping her clients achieve their goals.
During her training, Jessica worked in a clinical setting as well as a school setting. She has worked with a diverse range of clients, including children and adults in all stages of life. Jessica has experience working with individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds and with a variety of mental health goals. Jessica’s therapeutic style is warm and strengths-oriented. Jessica uses a wide range of therapy practices but her preferences are cognitive behavioral therapies, mindfulness, and solution-focused therapy. She believes that everyone has the capacity to heal and grow, and she works collaboratively with her clients to create a safe and supportive environment where they can do just that. Jessica works with her clients to identify their unique mental health goals and create a plan to achieve those goals using evidence-based practices. Her priority is to make your time in therapy feel collaborative and client-driven.
To ask questions or begin the process of accessing the clinics contact Clinical Psychology Associates by calling or texting 262-975-0012.
For additional program information, please contact Emilie Tregellas by email or at 414-570-3845
Frequently Asked Questions
- Where are the clinics located?
- What is the nature of the partnership between Oak Creek-Franklin Joint School District and Clinical Psychology Associates?
- Can I access a clinic at a school my child does not attend?
- When can I access the clinic? Are clinic hours limited to the school day, weekdays, etc.?
- How old does my child have to be to access the clinic?
- Do the clinics provide individual and/or family therapy?
- How does my family or child access the clinic?
- Can I access an onsite clinic if I don’t have a child in the district?
- Is Clinical Psychology Associates the only option for therapeutic services?
- Is there a cost associated with Clinical Psychology Associates?
- Is information shared between the therapists at Clinical Psychology Associates and OCFSD student services?
- What services is the clinic offering throughout the COVID-19 pandemic?