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:  Katie Reding

Oak Harbor Middle/Hillcrest Elem:  Sheila Weinsheimer

Oak Harbor High School:  Betsy Griffith


Middle School: Jessi Jarvis

All Schools:  Raven Jirikovic

South Whidbey

Elementary: Robin Barre

Middle:  Caitlin Jones

High School/South Whidbey Academy:  Caitlin Jones


Our counselors address a wide range of concerns:

School adjustment and attendance problems
Self esteem issues
Suicide prevention
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
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: