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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

Kari Kelcher

Kari Kelcher 

Kari, who works with Family Means, enjoys working with individuals and families to navigate the challenges of life, whether they are personal, with family, or with peers. She works one-to-one with students to address a variety of concerns. Areas of interest include anxiety, depression, trauma, sleep problems, transitions and adjustments, identity development, parenting skills, and family communication. She provides assessments, therapy, and referrals.

kkelcher@familymeans.org
651-789-4020

Alex Maas, a FamilyMeans therapist

Alex Maas 

Alex, who works with FamilyMeans, has a MA in Counseling Psychology. He 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. He is available at 651-789-4003 or email amaas@familymeans.org.

Alyssa Wukawitz

Alyssa Wukawitz

My name is Aly, and I’m the chemical health specialist at SAHS. I’m currently getting my degree at metropolitan state university, and graduating here in the spring. I have also enrolled to get a masters in LADC as well. I love working with the students. They make each day so much easier for me to love my job.  I have a huge family. 12 siblings and 17 nieces and nephews. I love to spoil them and they know it. 

I offer education and support to students who use substances, has 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.

Please feel free to reach out to Aly via email or phone.
wukawitza@stillwaterschools.org
651-351-8198

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 Family Means and the Youth Service Bureau (YSB). Each article provides 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.