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Island County > Human Services > Mental Health > School Based Mental Health Services

School Based Mental Health Services

Our mission is to provide dynamic, creative and innovative mental health services in the school setting.

Our school based mental health counselors work in all four school districts of Island County; Oak Harbor, Coupeville, South Whidbey and Camano/Stanwood. We also serve students in the detention center.

To reach the counselor in your school, please click on their name for an e-mail link:


Elger Bay/Utsalady: Jesica Mati

Stanwood/Port Susan Middle Schools:  Jessi Jarvis

Oak Harbor

North Whidbey Middle/Crescent Harbor Elem:  Vacant

Oak Harbor Middle/Hillcrest Elem:  Sheila Weinsheimer

Oak Harbor High School:  Betsy Griffith


ElementarySchool:  Jessi Jarvis

Middle/High School:  Raven Jirikovic

South Whidbey

Elementary: Lisa Roundy

Langley Middle/South Whidbey High School:  Amanda Potter

Midway, Open Den, South Whidbey Academy

Student Support Advocate: Claire Commons


Our counselors address a wide range of concerns:

  • School adjustment and attendance problems 
  • Depression 
  • Anxiety 
  • Self esteem issues 
  • Bullying 
  • Suicide prevention 
  • Grief 
  • Relationship difficulties 
  • Emotional upset 
  • Gender and sexuality 
  • Behavior challenges

School based mental health counselors address these concerns through a variety of modalities. 

These include:

  • Individual, group and family counseling 
  • Mediation 
  • Crisis intervention 
  • Parent support groups and classes 
  • Staff consultation

For additional information:

Please call Charlene Ray, School-based Mental Health Program Coordinator at 360-969-5867 or e-mail at: c.ray@co.island.wa.us

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