Mental Health Services

Mental Health Services: 
Catalyst 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 Creekside Early Childhood School partners with Catalyst 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 Catalyst Counseling as our partner.

Learn more about Lakota's partnership with MindPeace.

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Meet Our Therapist

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Candace Ulitzsch
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Candace Ulitzsch is a Licensed Independent Social Worker - Supervisor. In addition, she is certified as a Registered Play Therapist - Supervisor. She has provided counseling to children and families for the past 24 years. Candace specializes in working with children between the ages of 2 and 12 years old, adolescents between 13 and 18 and families utilizing play therapy techniques. Play therapy allows her the opportunity to utilize the common language in children: play. This expressive interaction allows a unique opportunity to support children and families in their growth together.

Candace utilizes a collaborative approach and assists individuals and families to reach their goals, learn coping skills and enhance interpersonal relationships.

She has worked in a variety of treatment settings: outpatient counseling, integrated behavioral health in primary care, school-based counseling, partial hospitalization day treatment for children and adolescents and a residential group home, ages 8-14. She has supervised social work graduate student interns as well as offered licensed therapists supervision toward their certification in play therapy.