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Wausau Area
Charter School

Fax: 715-261-2035

3101 North 13th Street
Wausau WI 54403

Elizabeth Channel
Head of School

Kris Busch
Administrative Assistant

School Counselor
Denelle Helgeson

School Social Worker
Shelly Smith-Payant

Mental Health Resources

The Marathon County School-Based Counseling Consortium comprises of nonprofit and
for-profit mental health clinics, public school districts, and community organizations. Consortium counseling agencies are able to provide on-site mental health counseling to students in
all Marathon County
public schools. 

If you would like to refer your child for school-based counseling or would like more information, please complete the form to the left and a representative from
your child's school will
contact you.

Virtual/on-site licensed mental health therapists from Centre for Wellbeing are accessible at Wausau Area Montessori Charter School. Services are billed through the family's insurance, but don't let cost prevent care; financial help is available. 

To learn more about the therapists, click on their bio:

Alicia Resch, Centre for Wellbeing

To make a referral, please contact Social Worker Shelly Smith-Payant

Good mental health is a state of balance in our thoughts, emotions, & behaviors. These signs may indicate that mental health therapy is right for your child:

  • Isolated
  • Low motivation
  • Sudden changes in behavior/dress/friendships, eating and sleeping habits
  • Anger, irritability, outbursts or irrational behavior that is out of character
  • Sudden drop in grades
  • Evidence of self-harm or suicidal comments
  • Impulsivity
  • Sadness that does not seem to go away
  • High level of fear/worry/anxiety that go beyond what is typical for their developmental age
  • Increased negative behaviors
  • Poor hygiene
  • Chronic peer/social issues
  • Vomiting unrelated to illness
  • Difficulty with concentration & attention, problems with short-term memory