In the Jesuit tradition of cura personalis, caring for the whole person, the Counseling Department at Jesuit High School has grown to include a Wellness Counselor on campus.
Kasey Cardinale, MFT, is the new Wellness Counselor for Jesuit High School. This role is a part-time position, intended to support the work of the counseling center on campus. Kasey is an alumna of St. Francis High School, Sacramento, she completed her BA in English from the University of San Diego, and received her MA in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University. Licensed since 2010, Kasey advocated for the start of the wellness program at St. Francis High School (2008-2012) and then moved to a more clinical role at Eating Recovery Center of California, Sacramento (2013-2018), doing family work and psychoeducation. Kasey believes strongly that it is important that school is a place that feels safe, and where asking for help is strongly affirmed.
The goal this year is to support the school-wide focus on (1) recognizing the signs of mental health distress in the community and (2) educating the community on resources available to assist life and hope. Kasey will be meeting with students on an individual basis to assess and to refer, additionally focusing on running student small groups, educating faculty/staff on the needs of our students/families, and advocating for students in the classroom and/or community as needed. Ms. Cardinale can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or directly at 916.480.2109