Degrees and Certifications:
Samantha Faron- LMHP
Here is my virtual wave! As we now have moved to e-learning. Here is some information about what that looks like from the BMS counseling department:
The BMS counselors and myself have decided the best way to have contact with all students is through Google Classroom and student email. Google Classroom is a familiar platform for our students. It allows us to post information that is helpful for everyone. Once a student has communicated with us privately, such as through email, we can determine what form of contact that student needs from us. This contact can be as minimal as the occasional message, phone conversation, or video conference.
To clarify the platforms we are using are:
- For students: Google Classroom and student email
- For parents: Google Hangout, email, and Remind.
- Zoom by appointment only
My email address: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Google Classroom code:
We are working to model our in-office counseling system of collaboration between school counselors and the LMHP. For set appointments, a new consent form may be required to be completed by the student’s parent or guardian due to the expanded use of technology.
We will have “office hours” similar to when we are inside of the school. We ask that communication happens between 7:30 AM and 3:30 PM, Monday through Friday. We also ask that students eliminate distractions as best they can when communicating with us.
If a crisis occurs, we ask that students and families reach out to resources outside of the school. If a student already has a therapist they are seeing outside of school, this person should be contacted.
The National Suicide Hotline number is 1-800-273-8255. To access the Crisis Text Line text HOME to 741-741.
If a student is in immediate danger call 911 or contact the Emergency Department at Regional West Medical Center at 308-635-3711.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Mental Health Practicioner in the state of Nebraska. I graduated with a Bachelors in Psychology from University of Missouri-St Louis. Then obtained a Master of Social Work from St. Ambrose University. My professional experience includes working in non-profit community mental health, a family medical center, a settlement house, and private practice.
Children and families are my favorite populations to work with. My clinicial approach involves various modalities all rooted in a strengths-based empowerment framework. I am delighted to be working at Bluffs Middle School!
Here are some of my favorite teachings in mental health:
Behavior always makes sense in the context of a situation.
Mental health is important for us all!
It's never too late to make better life choices!