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Mental Health Services: 
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

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 Lakota East High School partners with Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center 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 Cincinnati Children's as our partner.


Learn more about Lakota's partnership with MindPeace

Meet Our Therapists

Main Campus

Michelle Quarry East therapist
Michelle Quarry
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Michelle Quarry began her career in education. She is a graduate of Xavier University, where she earned her Master's degree in education.  She is dually licensed as a professional clinical counselor and a school counselor. She has worked in several area high schools, and is currently working on becoming a registered play therapist as well. 

Michelle's personal interests include travel, rehabbing her 1904 house and riding motorcycles! 

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Alesha Ingram LISW-S
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Alesha Ingram is a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW-S); she graduated from the University of Tennessee in 2006 with a master's degree in Social Work. She has thirteen years of experience working in schools, healthcare, and community-based settings.

Alesha believes that meeting students and families where they are at, is the best place to start treatment. She utilizes cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), cognitive processing therapy, expressive art techniques, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), solution-focused, and mindfulness techniques in an effort to assist students with achieving their individualized treatment goals. 

Freshman Campus
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Sarah Hager

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Sarah Hager is a Licensed Independent Social Worker and a graduate of the University of Southern Indiana where she earned her Master's degree in Social Work. She began her career working with at-risk youth and children in foster care. She then spent several years providing group and individual therapy for children, adolescents and adults in an inpatient psychiatry setting.

Sarah is married and has two sons. Her personal interests include beach vacations, concerts, Reds baseball and spending time with family and friends.

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Alesha Ingram LISW-S
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Alesha Ingram is a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW-S); she graduated from the University of Tennessee in 2006 with a master's degree in Social Work. She has thirteen years of experience working in schools, healthcare, and community-based settings.

Alesha believes that meeting students and families where they are at, is the best place to start treatment. She utilizes cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), cognitive processing therapy, expressive art techniques, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), solution-focused, and mindfulness techniques in an effort to assist students with achieving their individualized treatment goals.