Mental Health Services

At CCMHS we have trained district student services team members available to assist and provide social emotional, behavioral, and  mental health services. If your family and/or child is in need of assistance please contact his/her  grade level school counselor and a referral will be made to appropriate student services team member. 

Cypress Creek utilizes a Trauma-Informed Approach

 Trauma informed care is a framework that acknowledges the prevalence and impact of trauma, and the complex paths to healing and recovery.  These principles and practices seek safety first and commit themselves to do no harm.  When an organization engages in a trauma informed approach, it realizes the widespread impact of trauma; recognizes the signs and symptoms of trauma; responds by fully integrating knowledge about trauma into policies, procedures, and practices; and seeks to actively resist re-traumatization.  A trauma informed approach can be implemented in any type of organization

Suicide Prevention Resources

Information for Parents/Educator (English)

Information for Parents/Educator (Spanish)

Information for Students

School Counselors

Mr. Shanberg

Mr. Shanberg

6th Grade School Counselor & 8th Grade Last Names M-Z

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Ms. Behner

Ms. Behner

7th Grade and 8th Grade (Last Names A-L) School Counselor

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Ms. Balfour

Ms. Balfour

9th Grade School Counselor

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Ms. Vaccaro

Ms. Vaccaro

10th Grade School Counselor

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Ms. Fewox

Ms. Fewox

11th and 12th Grade School Counselor

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Mental Health Professionals

Ms. Johnson

Ms. Johnson

Social Worker

Hello my name is Kelly Johnson. I am have been a social worker for Pasco County School for over 10 years.  As a school social worker some of the services I provide include  individual, and group therapy. I have access to  variety of community resources to assist children and families in need. I  conduct evaluations and assessments for students who are experiencing academic and behavioral difficulty to help determine appropriate educational services. I also address concerns of non-attendance and truancy. 
Mr. Beahon

Mr. Beahon

School Psychologist

School psychologists provide direct support and interventions to students; consult with teachers, families, and other school-employed mental health professionals (i.e., school counselors, school social workers) to improve support strategies; work with school administrators to improve school-wide practices and policies; and collaborate with community providers to coordinate needed services (NASP, 2014).

The goal of our work each day is to:
• Improve Academic Achievement
• Promote Positive Behavior and Mental Health
• Support Diverse Learners
• Create Safe, Positive School Climates
• Strengthen Family–School Partnerships
• Improve School-Wide Assessment and Accountability

Mr. Sarnecki

Mr. Sarnecki

Behavior Specialist

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As a Behavior Specialist, I am assigned to work with students found eligible to receive Exceptional Student Education (ESE) supports.  Specifically, I assist student with disabilities and handicaps that may be in need of accommodations to help with their successful acclamation within their school environment.  In addition, I help to facilitate positive behavioral changes for ESE students by helping students overcome obstacles that may be faced: intellectually, socially, emotionally, and behaviorally.  I place heavy emphasis on student empowerment so the student can maximize their adaptation potential when faced with obstacles that they may not be able to overcome without support services.

Ms. Oyer

Ms. Oyer

School Nurse

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I have been a nurse for 15 years and before that I was an EMT. I was the Neonatal/Pediatric transport coordinator at Sacred Heart Children’s hospital for 6 years, in Pensacola, FL. I flew all over the country and internationally to bring sick children to facilities that could care for them. I also lived in Blue Ridge, Ga for 3 years until last year when I moved to the Land O’Lakes. Before coming to Pasco County schools, I worked at St. Joe’s Women’s Hospital in the NICU.