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Intervention Services--School-based Mental Health

Jervey and Associates Psychotherapy has contracts with many school districts in Williamson County to provide comprehensive school-based mental health services at no cost to students and their families. 

 

Katie Romeo

LCSW-S-Clinical Director

Katie Romeo is an LCSW, Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She is also a board-approved supervisor for LMSW’s seeking their LCSW and is the Clinical Director at Intervention Services.

Katie has been thankful to work with Intervention Services for 8 years of which she has served at Georgetown, Thrall, and Bartlett ISD. Katie graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor degree in Social Work and a Master of Science in Social Work.

Among her areas of expertise are familial relationship concerns, anxiety and depression in children and adolescents, trauma, grief and loss, play therapy and attachment issues.  She is certified in TFCBT and a TBRI educator.

Katie is passionate about seeing broken experiences and relationships restored in a gentle and supportive therapy environment. Her goal is to provide tools and guidance so that kids and families can feel more prepared to work through difficulties that arise. She uses a variety of therapeutic techniques in session to meet the unique needs of the client.

Katie also works at Austin Stone Counseling Center in Austin, TX specializing in gospel-centered counseling with children, adolescents, and adults.

Kasey Butler

LCSW-S-Senior Administator

Kasey Butler is an LCSW, Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She is also a board-approved supervisor for LMSW’s seeking their LCSW and acts as Senior Administrator at Intervention Services.

Kasey is proud to have worked with Intervention Services for 8 years, 7 of which she has served at Taylor Middle School. Kasey graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Master of Science in Social Work.

Among her areas of expertise are parent-child relationship concerns, anxiety and depression in children and adolescents, trauma, grief and loss, play therapy and attachment issues with young children. She is an EMDR trained therapist and working towards a Child Trauma Specialist certification.

Her therapy style is warm and accepting, also fun and playful. She enjoys being interactive with her clients and has a relational focus. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support and guidance so that kids and families can better manage life's challenges. She integrates different therapeutic techniques based on what the client or family is seeking from therapy.

Kasey also owns her own private practice in Austin, TX specializing in child, adolescent, and family psychotherapy.

Candi Gadison

LCSW-S-Program Director

Candi Gadison is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and a board-approved supervisor for licensed master social workers seeking their clinical licensure. Candi received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Texas State University and her Masters in Social Work from University of Texas at Austin. Candi has worked with Intervention Services since 2007 when the agency first began providing services in east Williamson County. Candi has worked with students in K-12 and in the Granger and Taylor School Districts. She currently serves in the role of Program Director for Intervention Services and provides direct services to students 3 days a week at Taylor High School.

Candi’s previous work experience includes crisis intervention in hospitals and with the military, individual and family counseling for clients involved with CPS, and working with adolescents and their families in residential settings. Candi continues to enjoy working with adolescents and their community of systems whether that be the family, school or peers. Candi’s hope is that individuals and families will feel empowered to increase communication, understanding, empathy, and grow healthier relationships with one another.

Candi is also certified to facilitate Nurturing Parenting training to parents, adolescents, and teen parents. This training signifies the importance of relationship which Candi believes is a core foundation to any change we hope for within ourselves and others.

Cheri Horner

LCSW-S-Psychiatry Liaison

Cheri Horner is an LCSW, Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Master of Science in Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin. Cheri has worked with Intervention Services for 7 years; 2 years as the family therapist, and 5 years at Taylor High School. This year, Cheri is also serving Taylor Middle School students and families. This is Cheri’s 5th year serving as Psychiatric Liaison for us.

Cheri has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families in multiple settings with Intervention Services and at other agencies. Such experience includes working with families as a trauma-focused Equine Assisted Therapist at a local Equine Trauma Facility, and facilitating and directing recreational therapy with a nearby bereavement camp.

Some of her specialties are: grief and loss, trauma, attachment and other interpersonal difficulties, mood and anxiety disorders, and the interplay of psychiatry and social work.

Cheri believes that the therapeutic relationship is the foundation for change and works collaboratively with her clients to help them identify, appreciate and cultivate their strengths. As a result, clients use these strengths to resolve difficulties and build hope for positive change.

Cheri is also working towards her Supervision certification to supervise LMSW’s.

Tina Kepner

LPC-S-Clinical Supervisor

Tina Kepner is a Licensed Professional Counselor. Tina is also a board-approved supervisor to LPC-Interns pursuing their LPC. Tina has worked with GISD in some capacity for the past 6 years. Most recently Tina has been working with Intervention Services to provide Mental Health Therapy for students at East View High School.

Tina graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Human Development and Family Studies with an Interdisciplinary minor in Substance Abuse. Tina received her Master’s Degree from Texas Tech in Educational Psychology.

Tina has been married to Craig for 21 years. They have a 17 year old son and a 12 year old daughter. Tina and her family have lived in Georgetown for 14 years and feel truly blessed to live and raise their family here. Tina finds the most joy spending time with her family and watching her son and daughter plays sports. When not watching a sporting event, Tina enjoys running, gardening, being crafty, spending time on the beach and reading.

Tina has had the opportunity to work all aged clients however her passion is working with teenaged clients in High School. Tina believes in meeting the client where they are while serving and supporting them in a nonjudgmental and empathetic way. Tina believes in walking alongside her clients while they make their journey through life. Reminding and empowering them to create their own journey’s ending.

If you don’t like the path you are on, maybe you need to re-create your journey.

Emily Hackett

LCSW

Emily Hackett is an LCSW, Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She received her undergraduate and graduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin and has proudly worked for Intervention Services for 4 years in Granger ISD and previously Thrall ISD.

Emily has provided individual, group and family therapy, parenting education, case management, crisis intervention, advocacy and support in a variety of settings from a child advocacy agency, to a children's home, and came into the schools with excitement to support the socioemotional health of children and families through the school years and prepare for beyond.

She loves to provide easy access to mental health services and support to children and families as they navigate challenges and triumphs in life. She believes everyone deserves support and love.

Emily works in a holistic way, integrating various therapeutic techniques based on the needs of the client. She is creative, warm and playful. She works with individuals, groups and families to address their unique needs.

Emily strives to help clients in areas of attachment and relationships, coping skills, self-regulation, processing feelings, self-esteem and identity, mind-body connection, and helping them to reach their unique goals and connect to what they are looking for and needing. She works to enhance the resiliency that every individual possesses.

Rachel Craft

LMSW

Rachel Craft is an LMSW, a Licensed Master Social Worker, who is currently pursuing her clinical license under the supervision of Katie Romeo, LCSW. She has worked at Intervention Services for three years, serving in Taylor, Thrall, & Bartlett. Rachel graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish & International Studies, and the University of Texas at Austin with a Master of Science in Social Work.

Rachel specializes in working with issues of attachment, complex trauma, grief and loss, anxiety and depression, and play therapy. She enjoys working with a wide range of ages, but specializes in therapy with school age children and adolescents. She is trained in working with trauma through Trust Based Relational Intervention and Trauma-Focused CBT.

Rachel's therapy style is relational; her top priority is staying attuned to the emotional needs of her clients. She is gentle and playful, taking a candid approach that builds trust and connection. One of Rachel's focuses is bridging relationships between parents, children, and the school. She integrates different therapeutic techniques based on what the client or family is seeking from therapy.

Rachel also does hospice work, providing care to families who have a loved one facing the end of life.

Brigid Counts

LCSW

Brigid Counts is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). Brigid has a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Whitworth University and a Master of Science in Social Work from the University of Texas Austin.

Brigid has worked for Intervention Services since 2013, providing school based mental health services to students at Main Street Intermediate School in Taylor ISD and in Coupland ISD. At Main Street Brigid works with students grades 4th-5th and in Coupland Brigid works with student in Kindergarten-8th grade.

Brigid comes from a strength based and solution focused theoretical orientation. Brigid uses a variety of techniques including play, art, sand tray, and talk therapy to help children learn how to work through challenging situations and feelings while at the same time feeling safe, accepted, and having fun.

Richard McBlane

LCSW

Richard McBlane is currently in his 5th year with Intervention Services, serving as a family therapist and also as a school counselor at Legacy Early College High School.

Originally from Scotland in the UK, Richard obtained his degrees in both Psychology and Social Work from the University of Glasgow. After several years in children & families’ social work and child protective services, Richard moved to Japan to teach for two years before eventually relocating to the USA. He began his life in the US as a case manager for young adults aging out of the foster care system, until finally joining Intervention Services in 2012.

With his experience working in diverse populations across many different cultures, Richard has developed an accepting, warm and very much person-centered approach to therapy.

Cathryn Paton

LMSW

Cathryn is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) in her second year with Intervention Services. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of North Texas and a Master of Science Degree in Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin. She found her way to social work through volunteering and working in Dallas non-profits, serving refugees as a community organizer. She knew then that she would find a way to incorporate social justice work into her career.

Cathryn happily serves children and adolescents ages 5-18 in Thrall ISD. Her therapeutic style is accepting, authentic, and playful. She practices from a relationally focused, attachment, and trauma informed lens. Depending upon the situation and client at hand, she draws upon various skill sets including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), group practice, play therapy, expressive art techniques, and crisis-intervention.

In her peaceful office, it gets messy sometimes. There you will find toys to play pretend, games, and an abundance of art supplies. She loves to engage her clients in play and expressive art therapies to encourage them to communicate with her in new ways.

Prior to working with Intervention Services, Cathryn worked and interned in psychiatric hospitals with children and adolescents. She has gained valuable experience working with individuals experiencing grief and loss, mood disorders, suicidal thoughts, and family conflict. Cathryn feels as though her clients are her greatest teachers. They inspire her with their resiliency and bravery each day. She is honored by the connection they share with her and for the opportunity to help kids heal.

Erica Sheley

LMSW

Erica Sheley, Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW), started with Intervention Services in August 2016. Erica is currently working at Tippit Middle School and Williams Elementary with the Disciplinary Alternative Education Program (DAEP) in Georgetown ISD.

Erica graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Communication Studies from the University of North Texas in 2009. After working at a residential treatment center for addictions in the Dallas/Fort Worth area for four years, she moved to Austin to pursue a graduate degree. She graduated with a Master of Science in Social Work (MSSW) from The University of Texas at Austin in May 2016.

Erica gained experience working with both children and adults through graduate school, interning at an elementary school as well as the Austin VA Outpatient Clinic. She hopes to provide support and therapeutic services to trauma survivors and their families, with a special interest in serving military families. Erica has experience with both play and sand tray therapy, and looks forward to working with children of all different ages.

Erica provides a caring and non-judgmental environment for her clients to explore themselves. She believes that every client has the ability to thrive. She is interested in attachment and relationship issues, as well as early intervention after traumatic events.

Hali Garrett

LCSW

 

Tiffany Allen

LMSW

Tiffany Allen is a LMSW, Licensed Master Social Worker. This is Tiffany’s first year with Intervention Services. Tiffany graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Master of Science in Social Work and Samford University with a Bachelor’s degree in Family Studies.

Among her areas of expertise are parent-child relationship concerns, anxiety and depression in children and adolescents, trauma, grief and loss, play therapy, suicidality and self-harm.

Tiffany’s therapy style is warm, fun and playful. She incorporates sandtray, expressive art, media and games into her therapeutic work. She incorporates different therapeutic techniques for each family or client based on what they are seeking to get out of therapy.

Sarah Adams

LPC-Intern

Sarah K. Adams is a Nationally Certified Counselor and candidate for Licensed Professional Counselor-Intern status practicing under the clinical supervision of Tina Kepner, LPC-S. Sarah holds a Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from Texas State University.

Sarah is excited to be a new member of the Intervention Services team. She completed a graduate practicum at the Texas State University Counseling and Assessment Clinic and clinical internships at Williamson County Juvenile Services and O’Henry Middle School. She works with clients from both relational and integrative therapeutic perspectives, and when appropriate, makes use of creative and expressive techniques drawn from art therapy, drama therapy, and play therapy. She has a special love for the expressive self-strengthening techniques pioneered by Violet Oaklander.

In addition to her graduate education in counseling, Sarah holds a Bachelor of Arts in interdisciplinary Art History and Political Science from Reed College and a Master of Arts in the Critical Study of Film from the UCLA School of Film, Television and Digital Media.

Sarah is a long time student of yoga, and a newer student of the practices of meditation and yoga nidra. She is an iRest® Level I Meditation Teacher-in-Training under the guidance of the staff of the Integrative Restoration Institute.

Jaime Nelson

RN

Jaime Nelson is an advanced practice registered nurse and board certified as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She obtained her Masters of Science in Nursing in Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing from the University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing in 2011. As a clinician, she has practical experience across a broad range of treatment areas and patient populations including geriatrics, child & adolescent, neurocognitive impairments, intellectual disabilities, pervasive developmental disabilities, severe mental illness, psychotic disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and personality disorders. In addition to her private practice, she serves on the faculty of the University of Texas School of Nursing as a clinical instructor. Jaime is a passionate advocate for her patients and her profession. She is the current chair of the Coalition for Nurses in Advanced Practice and is the past president of the Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nurses of Austin. She is a member of Texas Nurse Practitioners and the Texas Nurses Association in addition to her support of the National Alliance on Mental Illness.