School Counseling and Mental Health Services

Jessica Duncan
Executive Director Student Services

Ms. Lori Brooks, M.Ed., Ed.S.
Director, School Counseling and Mental Health Services

Ms. Mary Lynn Rodriguez, M.S., LMHC, NCC
Coordinator, School Counseling Services

Ms. Sherry Wenzel, LCSW
Coordinator, Mental Health Services

Ms. Melissa Ficarro
Secretary to Director, School Counseling and Mental Health Services

Ms. Jasmine Feliciano
Clerk Typist

Office: 239-337-8132
Fax: 239-337-1452

Welcome to School Counseling and Mental Health Services

The mission of School Counseling and Mental Health Services is to support and serve schools to ensure student success. This is accomplished through supporting the long-term objectives of the Envision 2030 Strategic Plan by implementing key, research-based strategies to: 

  • Increase Student Achievement, Social, Emotional and Foundational Skill Development
  • Increase Family and Community Engagement
  • Increase Workforce Success
  • Become a Model Continuous Improvement Organization  

School Counselors and Licensed Mental Health Professionals are members of the School-Based Mental Health Team. 

Professional School Counselors

All Lee County School Counselors are State certified and highly trained having earned a Master's Degree from a university.  They believe every student can achieve their highest personal potential.   They are leaders, advocates, collaborators and agents of change in maximizing all students' academic achievement, social/emotional development, and college and career readiness.  In support of the school district's vision and mission, School Counselors help students develop the mindsets and behaviors through a comprehensive school counseling program that concentrates on success across the students' lifespan.  This is achieved through Classroom Lessons, Individual Planning, Small Groups and Career/College Development.  School Counselors assist students social, emotional, learning and mental health needs (i.e. adjusting to a new school, coping with grief following a crisis, social skills, learning strategies, anxiety, graduation, and other issues that may impact them).    

Licensed Mental Health Professionals

They are State licensed and highly trained having earned a Master's Degree from a university. They collaborate meeting the needs of the whole student, including their physical and emotional safety.  They assist students' particular needs such as social, emotional, behavioral, and mental health needs (i.e. coping with grief following a crisis, anxiety, and other issues that may impact them).  Direct services are provided through individual and small group counseling.  Consultative services involve referrals with outside professionals trained in mental health, welfare, and other specialties.