Counselors of Center Point-Urbana CSD

Jill Jirak, Preschool & Primary Counselor
(319) 849-1102 ext 9-5606

Jill Fair, Intermediate Counselor
(319) 849-1102 ext 9-4202

Cory Graven, Middle School Counselor
(319) 849-1102 ext 9-3130

Ryan Topliff, High School Counselor
(319) 849-1102 ext 9-1214

Carmen Stenger, High School Counselor
(319) 849-1102 ext 9-3102

CPU K-12 Counseling Mission Statement

The mission of the Center Point-Urbana CSD School Counseling Program is to provide all students with a comprehensive school counseling program that fosters the highest level of student academic, social/emotional, and career development. In collaboration with staff, administrators, parents, and a caring community, the school counselors will help all students maximize their full potential as lifelong learners and problem solvers.

CPU K-12 Counseling Program Beliefs

The Center Point-Urbana CSD school counselors believe our school counseling program:

  • Is an integral part of the student’s total educational program.
  • Provides specific programming/curriculum based on the developmental and educational needs of students.
  • Strives to ensure that those students that need more are provided closing the gap services and support.
  • All students achieve and meet high standards that will result in college and career success.
  • Has counselors that are leaders, advocates, and collaborators who create opportunities for self-directed personal growth.
  • As school counselors, we do not work in isolation, rather in collaboration with teachers, administrators, parents, and the community to deliver a comprehensive program for all students.

CPU K-12 Counseling Program Foundation and Delivery

The CPU School Counseling program will build its foundation on providing every CPU student with knowledge and support in:

  • Academic Success
  • Social/Emotional Learning
  • College and Career Development

Our counseling programs will deliver success to every CPU student through:

School Counseling Curriculum

  • Guidance Lessons
  • Small-Group Counseling
  • Individual Counseling

Individual Planning

  • Goal Setting
  • Career Exploration
  • Academic Support
  • Student/Parent Meetings

Responsive Services

  • Crisis Counseling
  • Collaboration
  • Individual/ Group Counseling
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Referral to Outside Agency

System Support

  • Facilitating communication between school, community, and families
  • Professional Development
  • Program Management

Mental Health Community Resources

Students’ unmet mental health needs can be a significant obstacle to student academic, career and social/emotional development and even compromise school safety. Schools are often one of the first places where mental health crises and needs of students are recognized and initially addressed. Below is a list of mental health services available throughout the metro area. This is not a conclusive list of services. Inclusion on this list does not mean the provider is endorsed by the Center Point-Urbana Community School District.  Please contact the provider directly to answer your questions including insurance coverage and available services. Visit with the counselor at your child’s school for additional information regarding mental health support.

Family Psychology Associates, P.C.
1221 Center Point Rd NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Highlights: Specializing in counseling, evaluations, life issues, and testing

Covenant Family Solutions
3047 Center Point Rd Suite B
Center Rapids, IA 52402
Highlights: Specializing in individual and family counseling along with Eye Movement Desensitization (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), play therapy, and parent-child conflicts

St. Luke’s Counseling
1077 N Center Point Rd
Hiawatha, IA 52233
Highlights: play and expressive art techniques, communication and coping skills, solution-focused therapy, Witwer children’s therapy, parent-child interaction therapy, adolescent Life and Children’s Treatment Program

Mercy Family Counseling
1340 Blairs Ferry Rd, Suite A
Hiawatha, IA 52233
Highlights: group therapy, play therapy, 24-hour crisis intervention, ADHD evaluation and treatment, evaluations, parenting classes, grief counseling

Horizons: A Family Service Alliance
819 5th St SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Highlights: Early ACCESS (developmental evaluation), Family support, Survivors Program (support groups), Therapeutic services (individual, group, and family counseling), and testing

Tanager Place
1030 5th Ave SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 53403
Highlights: music therapy; school-based interventions; cognitive, developmental, and behavioral challenges; behavioral health intervention services; inpatient program

Foundation 2
Website: www.foundation2.or
Highlights: immediate crisis response, assessment, case management

The Olson Marriage & Family Therapy Clinic
1650 Matterhorn Drive NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Highlights: graduate-level student therapist; metal health services to individuals, couples and families; sliding scale rate $10-$30 (no insurance accepted); play therapy, eating disorders, developmental disorders, Oppositional Defiant Disorder

Families, Inc.
233 S 2nd St
PO Box 130
West  Branch, IA 52358
Highlights: in-home, functional family therapy, behavioral health intervention, crisis counseling, aggression replacement training

Four Oaks
Multiple Locations in Cedar Rapids
Highlights: services

Family Transformation Services
Nurturing  Parenting Program
1240 26th Ave Ct. SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
Highlights: In-home parenting offered to families with a child under the age of 5. Focuses on child development, communication, helping your child learn and grow, and community resources


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