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Wellness Center

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We’re here to help!
The Wellness Center welcomes all students/parents who wish to address issues dealing with mental health, chemical health, nutrition and health education. School counselors, staff and families may refer students to the Center.

The Wellness Center staff:

  • Provides educational, preventive and health-related services in an accessible, friendly and confidential school-based setting.
  • Encourages students to make healthy lifestyle choices to improve their health and well-being and to maximize their educational opportunities.
  • Facilitates referrals for youth in need of services to school and community healthcare professionals.
  • Promotes service provisions that overcome cultural, social and financial barriers.

The Wellness Center is a collaborative effort reflecting the community’s commitment to support the health and well-being of its youth and families. This program is funded by the generous support of local agencies, foundations and District 834.

Contact

Stillwater Area High School Wellness Center
Located in Room E123
651-351-8098

Get To Know Our Staff

Nora Eiesland, a FamilyMeans therapist

Nora Eiesland, LMFT

Nora, who works with FamilyMeans, responds to students and their families regarding emotional concerns such as stress, depression and anxiety. She provides assessments, therapy, referrals, support groups and education. Nora is available at 651-351-8149 or neiseland@familymeans.org.

Alex Maas, a FamilyMeans therapist

Alex Maas 

Alex, who works with FamilyMeans, has a MA in Counseling Psychology. She provides therapy and counseling and works with students to help them grow through life challenges such as anxiety, depression and more. Alex meets with students one-on-one, or with families, to provide therapeutic support for change and healthy development of self-identity and self-awareness. She is available at 651-351-8098 or email amaas@familymeans.org.

Kristin Wanhala, a FamilyMeans therapist

Kristin Wanhala, MSW

Kristin is a chemical health specialist from the Youth Service Bureau. She provides education and support to students who use substances, have a history of substance use, and/or are impacted by a loved one’s substance use. She also offers student support groups and connects families to chemical health resources, and delivers classroom presentations. Call 651-351-8198 or wanhalak@
stillwaterschools.org
.

Susan Crowell, dietitian

Susan works for Lakeview Hospital and is available to meet with students individually or in groups to discuss sports nutrition, healthy eating, weight control and nutrition. She is also available to meet with athletic teams to discuss specific nutrition issues. Please call the nurse’s office at 651-351-8225 to schedule an appointment with Susan.

From the Chemical & Mental Health Experts

Raising teenagers can be hard. Get advice and support from Chemical and Mental Health experts from the Youth Service Bureau (YSB). Chemical health specialists from YSB provide monthly tips and strategies to help youth and families learn the skills they need to be more successful at home, in school and throughout their community.

Self-harm and substance abuse have a very complex relationship. Learn more about the warning signs in teens and what you can do to help.

Resilience is the ability to adapt to difficult situations and is a key skill for your children to develop. Check out a five-part video series for tips.