School-Based Counseling

Project 180 offers school-based counseling services in our partner schools by ensuring access to CHRIS 180 therapists and Community Behavioral Specialists for youth and families in each partner school on a full-time basis. All Project 180 clinical staff are trained in Attachment, Regulation, and Competency (ARC) Framework (What is ARC?) and apply the framework in their service delivery and approach.

Partner Schools

Usher-Collier Elementary School

Welcome to the Lion's Pride, where every student is being equipped to learn, lead, and roar!  Our goal at Bazoline E. Usher Elementary School is simple.  We expect all students to learn and achieve to their highest potential, as the faculty and staff work to ensure a safe, comfortable, and engaging environment for all students to excel in.  We are excited about the all the wonderful things that we have in store for the 2018 - 2019 school year.  We hope you will join us on our triumphal journey to success and student achievement. 

https://www.atlantapublicschools.us/usher

Scott Elementary School

William J. Scott donated the property on which Scott Elementary is now housed to Atlanta Public Schools. He was a Baptist minister who ministered to Georgians in many different areas of the state. He made the donation of land because of his strong desire to advocate for children's education. Since that donation, William J. Scott Elementary School has continued to advocate the rights of all the students that enroll in this outstanding establishment.

https://www.atlantapublicschools.us/Page/11005

Scott Elementary School

William J. Scott donated the property on which Scott Elementary is now housed to Atlanta Public Schools. He was a Baptist minister who ministered to Georgians in many different areas of the state. He made the donation of land because of his strong desire to advocate for children's education. Since that donation, William J. Scott Elementary School has continued to advocate the rights of all the students that enroll in this outstanding establishment.

https://www.atlantapublicschools.us/Page/11005

Thomasville Heights Elementary School

Our mission is to provide a challenging and nurturing learning environment where all children are empowered to develop their unique talents and are prepared to positively contribute in an increasingly complex world.

Thomasville Heights Elementary School is committed to achieving and maintaining a clear and shared focus on student learning, high expectations for all, and a learning environment where everyone feels safe, supported, understood and appreciated.

https://www.atlantapublicschools.us/thomasville

Luther J. Price Middle School

Luther J. Price Middle School is located in the Carver Homes area of South Atlanta. The location of our school has long been a site of great educational institutions. Price Middle School was created from Luther Judson Price High School in 1987.

Our community is undergoing extensive renovations as new housing communities and business are being built. Just as the neighborhood has changed over the last five year, so has Price. We are a member of the new Carver Cluster and the South Region. We receive students from Slater and Thomasville Elementary Schools. Our students feed into Carver High School.

The mission of Luther Judson Price Middle School is to provide the opportunity for every student to develop to his or her maximum potential. Dedicated and committed staff members will provide challenging and rigorous instruction in all subject areas with the emphasis on Language Arts (Reading - Writing- Speaking- Listening), Mathematics and Science. Additionally, every effort will be made to increase student attendance and enrollment in higher-level classes.

https://www.atlantapublicschools.us/price

Brown Middle School

Joseph Emerson Brown Middle School is located in the heart of the historic West End community, just southwest of downtown Atlanta, and a stone’s throw from the renowned Atlanta University Center. 

We envision a professional learning community dedicated and committed to providing the right teaching for our students to get the right learning at the right time. 

We, the faculty, staff and community of Brown Middle School are committed to working together relentlessly as we strive to continuously improve student achievement creating a momentous impact where every child's unique gift is nurtured.

 

https://www.atlantapublicschools.us/brown

School-Based Therapists and Community Behavioral Specialists

Kyle Smith

Kyle Smith

Community Behavioral Specialist at CHRIS 180, Atlanta GA.

Kyle Smith began working with Chris 180 as a Community Support Individual in 2017. He currently serves as a Community Behavioral Specialist at Thomasville Heights Elementary School in Atlanta, GA. He is truly dedicated to assisting families and clients in group work, one on one sessions, and athletics to ensure they have the necessary behavioral coping skills to succeed in and out of the classroom. Kyle has previously worked with children and families at Youth Villages in Douglasville GA, and various schools in the Northeast Region of New York City and Connecticut.

Kyle earned a degree in Psychology from Central Connecticut State University in 2008. In his Senior year he and group of peers Co-founded the Man Enough Support Group, in efforts to build strong young men for the future. He was also student athlete while attending CCSU playing football ,and running track. He was a 2nd team All-American his Sophomore year in football. Kyle now is a devoted father and husband. He resides in Ellenwood GA with his wife and four children.

Jamie Hunn, LMSW

Jamie Hunn, LMSW

School Based Therapist at CHRIS 180, Atlanta GA.

Jaime Hunn is an LMSW with 8 years of experience working in the mental health field. She is a therapist, trainer, and operations manager at CHRIS 180. She is in the process of becoming certified in TF-CBT with plans to specialize in CSEC. She is also trained in providing SPARCS (Structured Psychotherapy for Adolescence Responding to Chronic Stress) group therapy and Love 146’s Not A Number group therapy for youth; this group informs youth about the concept and risks associated with human trafficking, aspects of healthy relationships, and develops safety planning specific to sexual victimization. Jaime has a history of working in s Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility and Crisis Stabilization Unit, specializing in adolescent males that experienced developmental delays. She is passionate about policy and social justice with experience in supporting bills that aim to promote increased access to services and fair wages for people of color and women. She also has experience implementing a GED program in a local shelter for youth experiencing homelessness that identify as LBGTQ. She earned her bachelor’s degree with a double major of psychology and criminology at Missouri State University and her master’s degree in social work with an emphasis on community partnerships from Georgia State University.

Chantel Kufeji, LMSW

Chantel Kufeji, LMSW

Training Specialist

Chantel Kufeji is a Licensed Master of Social Worker with over 5 years of experience serving children, adolescents, adults and families.  She obtained her Bachelor  of Social Work degree from Florida A&M University  and her Master of Social Work degree from Barry University. She joined CHRIS 180 in 2017 as a Social Service Coordinator who served  youth in the child welfare system helping them to achieve permanency. Shortly after, Chantel was promoted to  Program Manager  where she worked with an outstanding team who aimed to provide trauma-informed care to the youth served in the JourneyZ program.  During that time, Chantel facilitated  trainings and provided education to  child care workers on how to provide services to underserved youth and their families. Prior to joining CHRIS 180, Chantel worked in the mental health field, assisted individuals struggling with substance abuse, and advocated for youth who were involved in the juvenile justice system. Chantel has a passion for the social work field and strives to be a strength-based change agent with a trauma-focused perspective.

 

Adam Nguyen, LMSW

Adam Nguyen, LMSW

School Based Therapist at CHRIS 180, Atlanta GA.

Adam is an LMSW and school based therapist at Usher-Collier Elementary. He earned his B.S. in Public Policy at Georgia State University and his MSW at DePaul University. Adam is passionate about addressing barriers to mental health services and providing services where families can access them. In his work, Adam focuses on building relationships based on transparency and collaboration. In his free time Adam enjoys cooking, biking, and making music.

Lindsay M. Mitchiner, LMSW

Lindsay M. Mitchiner, LMSW

School Based Therapist at CHRIS 180, Atlanta GA.

 

Lindsay M. Mitchiner is the school-based therapist at Thomasville Heights Elementary School. Lindsay graduated magna cum laude from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2013 and began her journey in community based work in Richmond, VA & Washington, DC.  She completed her graduate degree at Columbia University, Teachers College in 2016. Lindsay has been committed to supporting and empowering underrepresented youth and families. Before joining Project 180, Lindsay worked closely with organizations such as the Mental Health Association of New York City, Girls for a Change Inc., Youth Consultation Services and Perspectives Psychological Resources. Lindsay is passionate about challenging stereotypes that exist around mental health among minority groups and uplifting her community.

 

Victoria Glover, APC

Victoria Glover, APC

School Based Therapist at CHRIS 180, Atlanta GA.

Victoria is a licensed associate professional counselor and school-based therapist at Slater Elementary School. Victoria completed her B.S. in psychology from the University of Georgia and her Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Mercer University. Victoria’s passions include racial identity development, resiliency and trauma, and minority retention in higher education. Victoria has experience working in higher education and hospital settings, but finds the most fulfillment in working with children and families.

Shanelle Smith, Med, NCC, APC

Shanelle Smith, Med, NCC, APC

School Based Therapist at CHRIS 180, Atlanta GA.

Shanelle Smith is an Associate Professional Counselor and School-Based therapist at Usher-Collier Elementary School. Shanelle earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Masters of Education in Counseling at the University of Georgia. Shanelle has experience working with children, teens, and families in schools, homes and detention center settings.  She has a passion for supporting youth and families in underrepresented- communities while challenging the stigmas related to mental health. 

Stacia King, MSW

Stacia King, MSW

School Based Therapist at CHRIS 180, Atlanta GA.

Stacia King is the school-based therapist at Scott Elementary School. Stacia graduated from SUNY Geneseo in 2011, and began her career as a teacher in the Mississippi Delta with the Teach for America program. She then transitioned into a clinical role in the Boston area, supporting youth and families in a variety of settings, including in homes, schools, residential treatment centers, and criminal justice settings. She graduated with her Master of Social Work in 2017 from Boston University, and partnered with Boston Public Schools to provide school-based counselling prior to joining CHRIS 180. Stacia is passionate about educational equity and increasing access to mental health services, and strives to create a collaborative, safe counselling environment for those with whom she works.