Mental Health Services

Mental Health Services: 
Solutions 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 Freedom Elementary School partners with Solutions Community 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 Solutions Community Counseling as our partner.

Learn more about Lakota's partnership with MindPeace

Meet Our Therapist

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Sami Goodpaster

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I graduated with a Bachelors in Education and a Masters in Counseling from Bowling Green State University. I also taught Introduction to Education and worked with a learning community for education majors at Bowling Green State University.

I really love studying and learning about the intersection of education and mental health. I focused a lot of my research on suburban education and the unique strengths and challenges that come with the area. 

I have also served as a Case Manager and counseled in Inner City Toledo.

I have two young children and my husband is a teacher in Dayton. We both graduated from Kings (and Bowling Green). In my spare time, I enjoy reading, Star Wars, and Harry Potter.