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    The West Linn-Wilsonville Mental Health Specialist Team is a critical bridge between schools, home, and the community. We support student's positive mental health, academic success, and well-being by providing services to individuals, school personnel, and families. Below are some of the ways we provide our services: 

Recent or Upcoming Events and Opportunities

  • QPR is a gatekeeper training designed to help you know how to respond when someone you know, adults and youth alike, are in a mental health crisis. You will learn how to ask if someone is thinking about suicide and help them find the right support. This training will provide you with statistics, an overview of suicide prevention work in our state, county and school, as well as the QPR Gatekeeper training with time for questions. Please feel free to register for the time that fits best for you! RSVP using the links below!

    Register for QPR Here!

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Primary Schools

  • Sarah Hiatt





    Sarah Hiatt, LCSW
    (she, her)

    (503) 673-7000 x 4313

    Hi there! I am the School Social Worker for half of our primary schools. My educational background includes a Bachelors of Science in Health and Human Development, Family Sciences, and a Masters of Social Work. I'm actively licensed by the State Board of Social Workers as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. My background prior to my current role in education includes clinical mental health practice in various settings as well as medical social work within primary care and hospital systems. My outside interests include camping and outdoor adventures with my family, laughter with friends, relaxing by any body of water, and taking long walks. I am an alumni of WLWV and love that my children are a part of this exceptional district.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Primary Schools

  • Lisa Lewis, CSWA
    (she, her)

    (503) 673-7000 x 7002

    Hello WLWV students and families! I am Lisa Lewis, she/hers, Clinical Social Work Associate.  I am a Certified Youth Mental Health Specialist and directly support WLWV students and families through the District Office and Trillium, Bolton, Boeckman, and Boones Ferry primary schools.  I have close to 20 years of experience in social work and bring a background in foster care, adoption, attachment and trauma.  My work with humans is rooted in antiracism, trauma responsiveness and is strengths based to support meaningful change for individuals and systems.   When not at work, I am soaking up the beauty of the Pacific Northwest with my family and handsome lab mix named Buoy.  I love finding adventure through hiking, stand up paddling, camping and napping in my hammock.                                                                                                        

Middle Schools





    Brittany Bucholz, LCSW
    (she, her)
    (503) 208-4681

    Hello! I am so honored to be working with such an amazing district with great families as the School Social Worker for middle schools. I am alumni of the District, and earned my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master of Social Work. I am licensed with the National Association of Social Workers and by the Oregon State Board of Social Workers as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I am also a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. My background includes work with children and families experiencing trauma, being involved in residential treatment, foster/adoption and virtual clinical mental health practice. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family, including my partner, my older child who is in high school, my younger son who is in middle school, and our dog, Lottie! We love playing board games together, reading books, and chatting! Please reach out via, email, phone, or text!    

West Linn High School

  • Cheryl Wilson




    Cheryl Wilson, LCSW
    (she, her)

    I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker at West Linn High School. I love my work with students and families, and always believe that students and families come first. I prioritize my work with students, parents and staff based on my knowledge of what will support positive change for students. In this capacity I work with families and teachers to help student plans that help students create positive identities as successful young adults. My job is to help students navigate the various cultural, social, personal, emotional and academic experiences that may block their path to personal and academic success.

Middle Schools Intern

  • Julia Lightsey
    (she, her)

    (971) 300-4967

    Julia is a current student at Portland State University studying for her Master’s Degree in Social Work. She has experience working in clinical mental health and has internship experience in school. Her warmth and compassion are evident in her work with students and the community.         








Wilsonville High School




    Lindsey Brunken, Professional Counseling Associate
    (she, her)

    Hello! I am a Professional Counseling Associate that works at Wilsonville High School. I have a MA in Applied Psychological Science from Pacific University. I am so glad to be in service to you and your teenager/s. Prior to my education in psychology, I had a career in the film industry, and am very well acquainted with the power of working with a “crew” to create something beautiful. I love to work collaboratively with families, students, teachers, school counselors, coaches, and any other members of the team to promote a healthy and balanced life for all of our students. I know that the most important element of effective mental health support is a positive relationship between myself and your student, so I strive for each student to know that they always have an adult in the building that has unconditional positive regard for them. Outside of work, I love to hang out with my family and friends, and of course my dog Larry. I’m often venturing to the Oregon Coast to enjoy the waves, or to Sisters to have a good cup of coffee and relax in the woods.

School Resources

  • Interactive Support Website from Occupational and Physical Therapists
    Our amazing Occupational and Physical Therapists have created an interactive website for you and your students. They have tools for students to use during the day or for parents to help our students regulate. Check out the tools to help calm!

    Homeless Liaison
    If your family is experiencing houselessness, or at risk of houselessness and need additional support, please contact Maria Horton with the Family Empowerment Center. Learn more and find Maria's contact information here.