WLWV Mental Health Specialists Homepage

  • The West Linn-Wilsonville Mental Health Specialist Team is a critical bridge between schools, home and community to support student's positive mental health, academic success and well-being by providing services to individuals, school personnel and families. Some of the services that our team provides includes:

    • District level professional development on mental health
    • Caregiver education and informational nights on mental health 
    • District and community-wide suicide prevention education using Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR)
    • Consulting with school teams using a strengths-based, wholistic perspectives of students and families to address needs in the areas of prevention, intervention or connection to services to remove barriers and increase supports for students
    • Building relationships with community partners supporting mental health
    • Connecting students and families with community resources
    • Supporting teams in building re-entry plans for students who would benefit from mental health support, family outreach, community connections or individual support 
    • Partnering with students and families to reach their goals of positive well-being

    Please navigate our webpage to find information about available resources and learn more about who we are!

Recent or Upcoming Events and Opportunities

Primary Schools

  • Sarah Hiatt

    Sarah Hiatt, LCSW
    (she, her)

    (503) 673-7000 x 4313

    Hi there! I am the School Social Worker for all 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.  

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

  • Brittany bucholz

    Brittany Bucholz, LCSW
    (she, her)

    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!

Wilsonville High School

    Katrice Thabet-Chapin, M.Ed., Ed.S., NCSP 
    (she, her)

    Greetings! I have the privilege of supporting Wilsonville High School as their mental health specialist. Education and holistic self-care and wellness has been a passion of mine for the past 28 years. My educational background consists of a Bachelor of Arts in Child Development, Masters in Education, and an Education Specialist degree in School Psychology. I am a nationally certified school psychologist who believes in continuous professional development and applied practice. 

    My interest in human development and health began during my years of service in the not-for-profit sector as an early childhood educator, director, and home-based public health visitor. I slowly made my way into the public school setting as a school psychologist which informed my practice as a mental health specialist and has provided me the opportunity to apply culturally responsive trauma informed practices within the context of the education setting. 

    On a personal note, I am the mother to 4 beautiful daughters. I love science, reading, and hikes. I am a community-based birth and postpartum doula so many of my evenings and weekends consist of supporting birthing individuals in bringing new life and hope into the world. 


  • Benita Astorga

    Hi everyone, I am excited about the opportunity to be able to do my internship with this school district. I am currently enrolled at Warner Pacific. This is my senior year, and I will receive my bachelor's in social work. I will be pursuing my MSW after I graduate from Boise State. I have experience working with a non-profit organization and working with middle school students. I am bilingual in Spanish and enjoy talking and interacting with others. I enjoy spending time with my family and going to sporting events. 

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 homelessness and need additional support, please contact Ruth Zollner who can see if you qualify for certain supports and connect you to other school staff to help with things you may need. Learn more and find Ruth's contact information here.