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 has established onsite counseling clinics at Franklin High School, Forest Park Middle School, Pleasant View Elementary, and Country Dale Elementary.  All students and families within our district 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 is 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 functions as an outpatient counseling clinic, as such, the student’s insurance is 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 are 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.

 

Jennifer Nyman (MS, LPC-IT)  Jennifer received her Master’s degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Training (LPC-IT). She completed this degree with a focus in Trauma – Informed Care. Jennifer has been trained in EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) therapy. Jennifer works with a variety of age groups and has experience working with children in a school-based setting. Jennifer works to provide clients with a comfortable and safe space that allows them to share openly, while they learn tools to help them navigate the challenges that life can bring.  You can learn more about Jennifer and all CPA therapists here.

 

Claire Essman (MA, LPC-IT)  Claire’s empathetic approach to therapy creates a warm, comforting, and safe environment for all clients to heal and achieve their goals. She believes in fostering strong partnerships with clients and families built on honesty, respect, and utilizing strengths. Since every client is unique, treatment is viewed as a collaboration, individualized to each client’s personality and circumstances.  You can learn more about Claire and all CPA therapists here.

 

Brae Schmidt (MS, LPC-IT, NCC)  Brae received her master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from Mount Mary University and is a licensed professional counselor-in training (LPC-IT). Brae has experience working with children and adolescents with a variety of behavioral and mental health concerns, including ADHD, anger, ASD, anxiety, and significant trauma related concerns. Brae uses a person centered counseling approach as well as play based techniques, as she finds it is a great way to engage children in counseling as well as teach them new skills related to emotion regulation!  You can learn more about Brae and all CPA therapists here.

Frequently Asked Questions

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