Sarah Lantz (she/her) is a therapist from Ryther’s Outpatient Clinic at your school on Fridays to offer therapy services for students. Ms. Lantz holds a masters degree in social work from UW Seattle and has worked as a mental health therapist for over a year, serving young adults, youth, and families. She approaches therapy from a strengths-based, social justice perspective and use evidence-based practices like CBT, TF-CBT, and DBT. Therapy is a collaborative process where client and therapist work together to help the client achieve goals related to mental health.
Therapy services are not funded through the school. Depending on the student’s insurance coverage, there may be fees and co-pays. When the referral is processed, Ryther’s intake team will check with the insurance company and the student's family to ensure there is coverage and a payment plan if there are co-pays/fees.
What do I do if I am interested receiving therapy services at the school?
Wonderful! Please talk to your school counselor, and they will help coordinate a time to do a meet and greet with Ms. Lantz. At the meet and greet Ms. Lantz will answer any questions you may have and explain more about what therapy is, so you can decide if this is a service you want.
What if I decide I want therapy?
Let your school counselor know and they will fill out a referral form to send to Ryther. You’ll then be scheduled for an intake appointment.
How long will it take for me to start therapy?
Great question! As there have been a lot of referrals, it may take a few weeks for you to be scheduled. Please be patient.
Will therapy be scheduled during class?
Ms. Lantz is at Shorewood on Fridays during the school day, so yes, sessions may be scheduled during class time. There is some limited availability right before and after school. Ms Lantz and a student will work together to find a time that least conflicts with a student's schedule and that won’t impact your learning.