Onsite Counseling Clinics at Franklin Public Schools

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The Franklin Public School District is proud to announce our partnership with Clinical Psychology Associates, an outpatient counseling center. Clinical Psychology Associates will have onsite counseling clinics at Franklin High School, Pleasant View Elementary, and Country Dale Elementary. A fourth clinic is planned to open at Forest Park Middle School during the 2019-2020 school year. All students within our district will have access to these clinics.

Our district is committed to providing comprehensive systems of support for our students. Student services staff, including school psychologists, school counselors, school social workers, school nurses, and other specialized staff will continue to provide services within our schools to address the mental health needs that arise. 

The purpose of these onsite clinics will be to provide our students and families access to therapeutic mental health support services that extend beyond what our district is able to offer on its own. This will function as an outpatient counseling clinic, as such, the student’s insurance will be the primary method of payment for these services.  

We encourage you to access this professional counseling opportunity if you think that your child or family would benefit from gaining tools to help with many of the challenges we face in our lives today. Clinical Psychology Associates’ therapists will be available to schedule appointments both during the school day and after hours.  

To ask questions or begin the process of accessing the clinics contact Clinical Psychology Associates by calling or texting 262-975-0012.

Meet the CPA Therapists

Picture of Candace Wendlick, therapistCandace Wendlick (MSW, LCSW)
Candace is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who makes sure to create an open, non-judgmental, compassionate, and safe space for every student. With over 20 years of experience, Candace is an adolescent specialist working with teens and families who have a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues. Candace specializes in the treatment of multiple issues including depression, anxiety, stress management, and attention deficit disorder (ADHD). Candace’s style is warm and flexible in order to do the work your teen needs to do.  Candace received her Master's degree in Social Work with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.  You can learn more about Candace at her full bio located here

Picture of Caroline Burnett, headshotCaroline Burnett (MS)
Caroline is a Marriage and Family Therapist who is trained specifically to work with children and adolescents. Caroline has been working with children and families in Wisconsin for 8 years as a community case manager and now a therapist. Caroline is trained in Trauma Focus Cognitive Behavioral therapy which addresses incidents of trauma as well as complex trauma in children. Caroline believes that giving children the space to discuss their feelings allows them to process their environment in a much more successful way allowing children to engage fully in their families, education and fun. Caroline has previously worked for Children's Hospital of WI and completed a clinical internship in Infant Mental Health and Child Parent Psychotherapy. Caroline has also worked for Aurora Sinai Medical Center with Children, Adolescents and Adults who have experienced trauma. Caroline received her Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Edgewood College.  You can learn more about Caroline at her full bio located here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the nature of the partnership between Franklin Public Schools and Clinical Psychology Associates?

The mission of the Franklin Public School District is to inspire personal success through learning experiences focused on students needs and in active partnership with families and the community. To help achieve our mission, as well as embrace our core value of well-being for all, FPS has continued to expand our support for student and family mental health. While Franklin Public Schools will continue to offer comprehensive support services for student mental health and well-being throughout the school year, Clinical Psychology Associates will be able to offer therapeutic services for students and families beyond what the district can provide. With clinic locations conveniently located within three of our schools, students and families will have access to these services with less disruption to the school day. 

Where are the clinics located?

Clinical Psychology Associates is operating three clinics, one at Franklin High School, one at Country Dale Elementary School, and one at Pleasant View Elementary School. 

Can I access a clinic at a school my child does not attend?

To ensure students and families have access to the clinician with the most age level aligned experience, we ask that students and families access the following clinics based on their school of attendance: 

Franklin High School Clinic
Franklin High School Students and Families
Forest Park Middle School Students and Families

Country Dale Elementary Clinic
Country Dale Elementary Students and Families
Robinwood Elementary Students and Families

Pleasant View Elementary Clinic
Ben Franklin Elementary Students and Families
Pleasant View Elementary Students and Families
Southwood Glen Elementary Students and Families

When can I access the clinic? Are clinic hours limited to the school day, weekdays, etc.?

Clinics will be available via appointment only. Students and families will be able to schedule appointments both during the school day and after school hours Monday-Friday. 

How old does my child have to be to access the clinic?

Clinical Psychology Associates is able to provide therapeutic services to all ages of students and families.

Do the clinics provide individual and/or family therapy?

Clinical Psychology Associates is able to provide services to individual students as well as small groups (families). 

How does my family or child access the clinic?

There are two main pathways to referral. First, interested families may call or text the clinic directly at 262-975-0012. Second, interested families may contact their school principal, counselor, school psychologist, or social worker for more information.

Can I access an onsite clinic if I don’t have a child in the district?

While the onsite clinics are reserved for Franklin Public School students and their families, Clinical Psychology Associates does provide counseling services at a number of other locations. Please contact them directly for more information. 

Is Clinical Psychology Associates the only option for therapeutic services?

No. There are a number of area providers, who offer a wide range of services. Please contact the school psychologist, social worker, or school counselor at your child’s school for more information or reference this list for local providers: Community Mental Health Resources 2019-20 

Is there a cost associated with Clinical Psychology Associates?

Yes. Clinical Psychology Associates is an independent mental health service provider. Clinic fees will be billed to the child or family's insurance or through an out-of-pocket rate. 

Is information shared between the therapists at Clinical Psychology Associates and FPS student services?

Therapy sessions are confidential. Families are encouraged to sign a release of information form, that allows school personnel and Clinical Psychology Associates staff to work in collaboration with families, to ensure the best possible learning environment for your child.  

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 Kristin Lorino, 4K-12 Special Education & Mental Health Coordinator by email or at 414-367-1556