Mental health services with Hazel

Hazel therapists are locally licensed, culturally competent, and specialize in addressing children and adolescents’ needs.

Students are experiencing a crisis 
of mental health.

Students are experiencing
a crisis 
of mental health

of youth with depression do not receive any mental health treatment.
Average student wait time for a therapy visit.
of American teenagers report feeling persistently sad or hopeless.

Hazel's approach to youth mental health services

Hazel's mental health services directly address the challenges students, families, and schools face for streamlining, identification, treatment, and fast access to ongoing support for mental health concerns. Delivered in conjunction with the urgent care model, the mental health service creates a single entry point to comprehensive health care.

How Hazel therapy works and what to expect

Hazel therapy is available at no cost to families at school and at home.

AT SCHOOL

Hazel is available at school, during regular school hours. The school counselor or nurse will use an iPad to help connect the student directly with a Hazel therapist over live video.

AT HOME

Hazel is available at home from 7am-7pm. Students can connect directly with a Hazel therapist through their phone or computer.

How Hazel therapy works

Sign up by consenting for Hazel therapy services
The majority of U.S. states require parent/guardian consent for a teen under 18 to start therapy. If the student is over 18, they can consent themself.
Match with a Hazel therapist
We match the student with a licensed therapist based on the student's unique needs and the provider's clinical expertise and background.
Therapy appointments via video
During counseling sessions, the Hazel therapist listens to how the student is feeling. The therapist will help the student identify strategies to cope, and provide support in developing a plan to feel better.
After the Hazel therapy sessions
If needed, the Hazel therapist will help connect the student to long-term mental health services in the student's community.

What we help with

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Anxiety
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Sleep Problems
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Motivation
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Bullying
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Depression
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Self Harm
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Concentration
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Self-esteem
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Family Issues
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Grief/Loss
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Anger Management
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Resilience
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Trauma
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Loneliness
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Academic Stress
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Relationships

Meet Hazel therapists

Hazel’s licensed therapists are experts in helping children and teens 
with the challenges they are experiencing. Meet a selection

67%

of Hazel therapists identify as persons of color (PoC)

32%

of Hazel therapists speak multiple languages
Karen Griner
PhD, Counseling

Dr. Karen Griner, PhD, Counseling

Dr. Karen Griner is a licensed mental health counselor in the State of Florida. She works primarily with children, adolescents, and their families. Dr. Griner believes there is always room for hope and optimism, and that compassion, empathy, and understanding bring us greater fulfillment in our lives. Her passion for travel and photography have taught her how a change of perspective can fundamentally change the way the world looks.

Kayla Jones
Licensed Professional Counselor

Kayla Jones, M.Ed, LPC, NCC

Kayla Jones is a Licensed Professional Counselor with 8 years of experience working in the mental health field. She is originally from Louisiana and moved to Texas in 2004 to attend college. Kayla received her Bachelor degree from Texas Woman's University and Masters degree from University of North Texas. She works to support a diverse background of children and the systems that surround them by providing behavioral and mental health services with a primary expertise in the areas of foster youth, anxiety, and behavioral disorders. Kayla has also worked as a school counselor and therapist in private practice. She enjoys crafting, spending time with her 3 children, decorating and all things organizing.

Ashley Hoss
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Ashley Hoss, LMFT

Ashley Hoss is a licensed marriage and family therapist. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Washington, and her Master of Science degree from Seattle Pacific University. She provides mental health services to children, adolescents, and their families and believes that everyone deserves a space to feel heard and understood. Ashley works with people of all backgrounds, with additional areas of expertise in anxiety, depression, and improving self worth. She has worked in a variety of settings, including community mental health, private practice, and school environments. Ashley enjoys hot yoga, reading, travel, and spending time with loved ones.

Janethia Buckley
Licensed Professional Counselor

Janethia Buckley, LPC

Janethia Buckley is a Licensed Professional Counselor, with a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, from the University of Northern Colorado. She has spent her entire career in the mental health School-Based setting, and is passionate about helping children and youth work through adjustment disorders, anxiety, depression, and trauma. She enjoys attending Church, spending quality time with her family and friends, and cooking different recipes.

Bianca Gonzalez
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Bianca Gonzalez, LCSW

Bianca Gonzalez is a licensed clinical social worker. She speaks English and Spanish. She received her Bachelors from University of California Riverside and her Masters from University of Southern California. 

She is passionate about taking an individualized approach to  help others start their journey to healing and self-fulfillment in themselves. Bianca works with people of all backgrounds, with additional areas of expertise in anxiety, depression, and self-harm behaviors. She has been working with children and adolescents for the past 10 years. She enjoys trips to the beach, reading, fun workouts, going to the movie theater, and spending time with friends or family.

Nicovia Bradley
Licensed Professional Counselor

Nicovia Bradley, LPC

Nicovia Bradley is a licensed professional counselor.  She received her Masters in Counseling and Bachelors in Psychology  from Dallas Baptist University.  has a certification in Trauma Focus Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and is passionate about advocating for children, adolescents and adults with sexual trauma.  Nicovia also enjoys counseling those experiencing depression, anxiety, self-esteem and relationship issues. Nicovia worked at Rite of Passage, a juvenile facility with youth adjudicated by the courts for high risk youth ages 11-18. In her free time, Nicovia enjoys spending time with family singing and traveling.

Ashley Navarre
Licensed Professional Counselor

Ashley Navarre, LPC-S

Ashley Navarre is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Tarleton State University and Masters degree from the University of North Texas. She is passionate about providing care to vulnerable populations that typically don't have access to high quality mental health care. She works with people of many backgrounds, and has experience with foster youth, behavior concerns and school based services. She has worked in schools, hospital settings and emergency shelters. She enjoys hiking, traveling and spending time with her children.

Derek Durst
Licensed Professional Counselor

Derek Durst, LPC

Derek Durst is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).  He speaks English. He received his bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Development and Learning and his Masters in Counseling Psychology from Angelo State University.  

He works to support children and the supporters that surround them by providing behavioral and mental health services.  Derek works with people and children of all backgrounds with additional areas of expertise in anxiety, depression, ADHD, and trauma.  Derek has worked in various settings and has provided therapy to children, teens, and adults of all ages for 5 years. He was also an elementary school teacher for 6 years and was a substitute teacher while he was going back to school.  In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and children, traveling, riding his bike, hiking, and is trying to learn sign language.

Andrea Rojas
Licensed Professional Counselor

Andrea Rojas, LPC

Originally from Bogotá Colombia, Andrea Rojas is a Licensed Professional Counselor located in Denver, Colorado. Andrea's diverse experiences span the treatment of eating disorders, addictions, depression, autism, anger management, stress management, post traumatic stress disorder, generalized anxiety, oppositional defiant disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, including other mental health disorders and also in the sports field. Andrea also worked as a mental health provider for a teen parent school working with high risk population helping students and families succeed.

Hazel in action

A student turns to Hazel when he needed helping coping with the pandemic.
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Hazel guides parents to the right resources for a child’s concerning behavior.
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A Hazel doctor finds underlying reasons for a student’s blurred vision.
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A school counselor shares how Hazel is critical to student’s mental health.
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Hazel gets students the right support quickly
During the pandemic, a high school student was having a hard time coping. He was sad about COVID-19 impacting his senior year, and he was worried about the state of the world. The student was also struggling with some personal conflicts, and he felt he didn't have the right support at home.

After discussing his feelings, a Hazel doctor connected him with resources that he described as “life-changing.” He was very grateful and shared that he didn't know where to go for help before Hazel.
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Hazel expands Health Services at school
A child came into the health center with a sprained wrist. The school nurse helped her ice the injury, but she was still in pain. A Hazel doctor helped the nurse put the student’s wrist in a splint and gave her over-the-counter medicine to help relieve the pain.

The school nurse expressed how grateful she was that Hazel could help her care for the child. She shared that before Hazel, she could not give medication to students, and the health office did not have splints available. She thanked Hazel for helping her do more for students in need of care.
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Hazel is convenient and fast for families
A mother noticed her son was getting low on his asthma medication. She tried to schedule a visit with his doctor to refill his prescription, but all of the available appointments required her to take off from work, and her son would need to miss school. She needed to get her son to the doctor so he wouldn't run out of medicine, so she reached out to Hazel.

Hazel was able to see her son and send the refill to a local pharmacy within one day. The mother was happy that there was no need to interrupt school or work to get her son to a doctor for his medicine. She was also amazed at how easy and fast the entire process was.


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Student Story
A student was coughing and sneezing a lot, but her family wasn’t sure if she was sick or had allergies. Thankfully, her school used Hazel, and they could get an answer.

After talking with the school nurse and the Hazel provider about her symptoms and medical history, the student was happy to find out it was likely allergies. She got some medicine and returned to class feeling better.
Hazel gets students the right support quickly
During the pandemic, a high school student was having a hard time coping. He was sad about COVID-19 impacting his senior year, and he was worried about the state of the world. The student was also struggling with some personal conflicts, and he felt he didn't have the right support at home.

After discussing his feelings, a Hazel doctor connected him with resources that he described as “life-changing.” He was very grateful and shared that he didn't know where to go for help before Hazel.
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Parent Story
Shortly after COVID-19 began, a student began to develop tics. Her parents took her to a neurologist, but they wanted to get her into counseling as well. The student’s mother was having a hard time finding answers to her questions and didn’t know where to start the process, so she turned to Hazel.

The Hazel doctor listened as the mother shared her concerns and frustrations. Hazel reassured her that they would find the right services for her child. After the initial visit, the Hazel doctor partnered with the school counselor and the student’s mother to identify resources and counseling services that are a good fit.
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A physical health visit leads to an important discovery
A student came into the nurse’s office because his vision went blurry. The Hazel doctor looked at his eyes, but he did not see any injury. As he asked him questions about his symptoms, he started to sense that he was down about something. After a few minutes, the student shared that he was really sad because his mom was recently diagnosed with cancer. He explained that he feels worried, and it’s hard for him to focus.

Hazel called home, and the student’s mother confirmed her diagnosis. They discussed how to help manage the child’s stress, and Hazel offered to connect the child with counseling resources through the school. The mother was very grateful for the guidance and was eager to get her child help during a stressful time.
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Counselor Story
Hazel Health has been integral this year in getting our students the mental health services needed to help them live healthy lives.  The staff has been attentive, prompt, and resourceful. There is an evident sense of caring for the work they do and the students they serve. It has been a pleasure partnering with Hazel Health in providing mental wellness for our Garland ISD families.
Parents: Let us know you are interested in Hazel for your school
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We will reach out to your school district to let them know that parents at their school are interested in Hazel Health services.
Learn how Hazel can improve access to care for K-12 students
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A member of our team will be in touch to talk about how we partner with schools and school nurses to expand access to health services - whether students are learning in school or at home.
COVID-19: Learn how Hazel can improve access to care for K-12 students
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Hazel services are offered with $0 patient responsibility for all students through the 2020-21 school year for at-home or in-school doctor visits, due to these unprecedented times. Get in touch with us to learn more.
Let us know you are interested in adding Hazel to your insurance provider network
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