Mental Health Services

Mental Health Services: 
Catalyst Counseling

We want all of our students to be healthy and ready to learn, and we recognize that strong mental health and wellness play a vital role in a student's growth and success. Students who are struggling with stress, anxiety or other concerns cannot focus on school work. That's why Adena Elementary partners with Catalyst Counseling to help increase student access to high quality and affordable mental healthcare. 

The partnership is made possible by the district's partnership with MindPeace, a non-profit that serves as a catalyst for connecting its network of professional mental health providers with schools. After a rigorous needs assessment and interview process, we identified Catalyst Counseling as our partner.

Learn more about Lakota's partnership with MindPeace.

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Meet Our Therapist


Emily Burkhart
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Emily Burkhart is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Ohio who works with children and adolescents and their families. She has experience in many different therapeutic techniques including Cognitive- Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness based interventions, and play therapy techniques.

Emily earned her Masters of Arts in Counseling at Cincinnati Christian University. Her Bachelor's degree is in Psychology and Criminal Justice at Mount Vernon Nazarene University. Emily has been working with children and adolescents for over 5 years in private practice and school settings.

Besides counseling, Emily enjoys traveling and spending time outdoors with her fiancé and their 3 dogs. She is currently working towards becoming a Registered Play Therapist and Synergetic Play Therapist.