The Ram Wellness Center offers a full range of services to our students including nursing and mental health. Students face an overwhelming number of challenges, stresses, and situations in their everyday lives at school and outside of school. Sometimes these issues, when left untreated or ignored can lead to physical/medical, learning, social, and/or emotional problems. Harbor Springs Public Schools offers an array of student wellness services throughout the K-12 continuum. These services are free of charge and are designed to be convenient for students and their families. Below, you will find several services that are available for our students. Please do not hesitate to contact the appropriate mental health care provider or your school counselor to initiate a referral.
Professional School Counselor Services - All Schools
Our professional school counseling staff provides a myriad of services to students including classroom social and emotional learning lessons, small groups, connection to community resources for food and clothing, academic and school related behavioral support and crisis response. They act as a liaison between students, faculty, and administration. School counselors serve as the point person for making referrals to other school and/or community mental health providers. Depending on the level (elementary, middle, or high school), our counselors serve in a variety of other roles including career and college exploration and guidance, testing, and academic advising.
Dr. Joelle Drader
Ram Wellness Program - All Schools
The Harbor Springs Ram Wellness Program helps children and teens gain confidence and learn strategies to be more successful in and out of the classroom. The school-based behavioral health program is operated by Health Department of Northwest Michigan in collaboration with Harbor Springs Public Schools. With parental/guardian permission, our licensed clinical social worker/counselor offers individual, group, and family therapy conveniently located in Harbor Springs Public Schools for easy access.
Topics/Areas of Treatment Include: Anxiety; Depression; Anger management; Relationship/social skills issues; Grief/loss; Family stressors; Parenting support strategies; Managing behavior and emotions; and Developing healthy coping strategies.
Please don’t hesitate to contact either of our mental health therapists that support our Ram Wellness Program. Amy Beck services our elementary schools. Amanda Rothfuss services our middle school and high school.
School-based Nursing Services
The Ram Wellness Program (RWP) is happy to announce they are now providing nursing services as well as mental health services. Jennie Dodge is joining the RWP as an established RN with many years of experience and dedication to her profession. Mrs. Dodge is excited to join the program and looking forward to meeting the needs of all students here in the Harbor Springs Public Schools. Please join us in welcoming Mrs. Dodge to our team! For questions regarding mental health or physical health services please call 231-526-4751. Check out the RWP facebook page for program updates and valuable information.