Mental Health Services

Mental Health Services: 
Community First Solutions

We want all of our students to be healthy and ready to learn, and we recognize that strong mental health and wellness play a vital role in a student's growth and success. Students who are struggling with stress, anxiety or other concerns cannot focus on school work. That's why Cherokee Elementary School partners with Community First Solutions to help increase student access to high quality and affordable mental healthcare. 

The partnership is made possible by the district's partnership with MindPeace, a non-profit that serves as a catalyst for connecting its network of professional mental health providers with schools. After a rigorous needs assessment and interview process, we identified Community First Solutions as our partner.


Learn more about Lakota's partnership with MindPeace.
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Meet Our Therapist

Lauren DeMoya, therapist Cherokee Elementary

Lauren DeMoya
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Lauren DeMoya is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) employed through Community First Solutions, working full time with students and families within Cherokee Elementary School.

While Lauren has a diverse clinical background, she particularly enjoys working with youth and families. Lauren has worked within traditional counseling offices, private therapeutic boarding school, and a partial hospitalization program for youth.

When she is not working, Lauren enjoys being outdoors running, biking, camping and hiking.