Mental Health Services

Mental Health Services: 
Cincinnati Children's Hospital

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 Freedom Elementary School partners with Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center 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 Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) as our partner.

Learn more about Lakota's partnership with MindPeace

Meet Our Therapist

Danielle Kelley

Email Danielle 
([email protected])


I graduated from Xavier University with my Bachelors of Social Work, and minors in Deaf Studies, Gender and Diversity Studies, and Peace Studies. I then went on to graduate from the University of Cincinnati with my Masters of Social Work. I have worked or interned in multiple roles while I have been in the social work field; such as working as working within the foster care system in multiple roles, being a therapist for families identified as at-risk by JFS and/or to assist in reunification, and being a community based out-patient therapist.

My passion is working with children and assisting them to be able to become the best of themselves they can be. A key part of this that is important to me is working with the entire team, including parents/guardians, teachers, and any other pertinent service providers for the child. With the team approach we can all work together to assist the youth meet their needs in the various areas of their lives.


Some other fun facts about me: I am a HUGE dog lover. I currently own one and foster dogs that are a part of a dog rescue out in Eastgate. I LOVE to travel and am only missing 11 states out of the USA that I haven’t visited. I am extremely excited to be working at Freedom Elementary to assist the youths and families here.