Foundations Health & Wholeness is now offering mental health therapy services at no cost for foster families, foster youth & teens, and the biological families of foster youth associated with the Foster Care by Foundations program. Foster Care Resident Therapist, Katie Szerkins, is now providing these compassionate outpatient therapy services to all of those who are eligible, and the therapy can either be conducted in person at the Green Bay mental health clinic or virtually via telehealth to improve accessibility of care.
“What makes our Foster Care by Foundations program distinct from other organizations is the level of high quality support we offer to our foster parents. We consider Foster Care by Foundations to be a parent-first program because we understand that our foster parents are the ones working with foster youth around the clock at home,” said Ryan Good, President & CEO of Foundations Health & Wholeness. “Our foster parents are the reason we can do the work we do! In turn, we offer the 24/7/365 excellent support from expert case workers, training, tools, and warm connection that our foster parents need to feel supported and successful on their fostering journey.”
The latest addition of no cost dedicated mental health therapy services for all those associated with the Foster Care by Foundations program, including the biological families of youth in foster care, is yet another vital form of support Foundations offers their foster families. Moreover, Foundations recognizes that a trauma-informed approach to health and wholeness, including mental health care, is important for all involved in fostering.
Foundations is delighted to have Katie’s innovative and expert services available for the foster care program. Katie received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay, and she is licensed as an Advanced Practice Social Worker working towards clinical licensure. Katie is a long-time foster and adoptive parent, a state foster parent champion, and has experience working in county child protection. Katie is trauma-informed, TF- CBT trained, and culturally sensitive. Katie has experience working therapeutically with children ages 2 and up, adults, and families with a variety of needs, including trauma, grief and loss, attachment, adoption, anxiety, depression, and mood disorders.
Katie offers warm, empathic, fun, and client-centered sessions, the optimal setting for growth and healing.
Those interested in learning about becoming a licensed foster parent with Foundations Health & Wholeness, are invited to contact Collin Drews, Foundations’ statewide foster care recruiting manager, via email to [email protected] or by phone at 920-606-1205.