School-Based | Substance Abuse Specialty
B.A. in Women's Studies with a concentration in Psychology; UW-Madison, Madison, WI
M.S. in Counseling; University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
Jodi has over 18 years of experience supporting the behavioral health needs of children, adolescents, and their families in community, school, and clinic settings. She develops safe and trusting relationships with individuals and their families through the therapeutic process so that they can celebrate their strengths, cultivate skill development, and strengthen their relationships to achieve their goals.
Her work in school settings provides an opportunity to work within an academic support system in a familiar environment where kids spend much of their time. She believes meaningful communication about a child’s concerns and successes can more readily occur in their natural environment, thus improving outcomes. “I believe it is an honor to support children and families on their path toward improved well-being.”
Jodi loves to spend time with her family on her hobby farm, where she and her husband raise chickens and goats. She enjoys the outdoors and when she has free time, she likes to ski, camp, garden, kayak, and fish with her family.
Fort HealthCare and its Foundation, in partnerships with the Fort Atkinson Community Foundation, Jefferson County Human Services, and Jefferson, Fort Atkinson, and Whitewater School Districts, recognized a need to collaborate and help high school-aged youth in the community be able to receive behavioral health counseling services starting in the school setting. The program can help students with various behavioral health challenges, with the intention of helping students establish a continuum of care beyond their graduation date.