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Mental Health Services

Mental health awareness continues to be top of mind for the Highland Local School District. We currently offer mental health liaison services to all K-12 students, parents and staff at no cost, across all five Highland buildings. Students, parents or staff may request support directly or on behalf of an individual who may be struggling with identified or suspected mental health needs. Services are voluntary and do require consent in most cases. Services are available in-person or via live video conferencing and include individual sessions for purposes of screening, guidance, resources, intervention, support, crisis intervention, collaboration with outside professionals, coordination of services, linkage and/or referrals.


High School
Rini Ohlemacher, LISW-S
(330) 239-1901, ext. 5207 

Middle School
Chelsea Barna, M.A., LPCC-S
(330) 239-1901, ext. 1206

Elementary Schools 
Patricia Symons, LISW-S
Granger Elementary (330) 239-1901, ext. 2111 (Mondays & Thursdays)
Hinckley Elementary (330) 239-1901, ext. 3108 (Fridays)
Sharon Elementary (330) 239-1901, ext. 4108 (Tuesdays & Wednesdays)

When school is in session mental health liaisons are available for virtual meetings upon request. 

Additional Resources:
Medina County Community Resources: Quick Reference Guide

2022-2023 Mental Health Resource Guide