In-School Mental Health Counseling
Building on the insights gleaned from our 2018 community needs assessment, we have wholeheartedly dedicated ourselves to offering local students unfettered access to mental health counseling services.
Individual and group therapy is available during school hours, right on campus. This model removes barriers to access and provides over 200 students with mental health intervention that would otherwise not be accessible to them.
Our gratitude knows no bounds for the funding partners whose unwavering support has enabled us to turn this vision into a reality. We are proud to have licensed mental health counselors stationed at three of Enumclaw School District's middle and high schools, all at zero cost to our students.
Meet the Counselors
Rainier Foothills Wellness Foundation is fortunate to have an outstanding team of mental health providers fully committed to helping the community's students in need and delivering compassionate care and support.
Jessica Eidens MA LMHC, CMHS
Enumclaw High School
Jessica Eidens is the program director for the school-based mental health services at Enumclaw School District. She holds a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Counseling from Gonzaga University. She is a licensed mental health counselor through the state of Washington and has met all criteria put forth by the state to be endorsed as a Child mental health specialist. Jessica loves playing outside with her dog, husband, and young son.
Charlie Gates, MSW LSWAIC
Thunder Mountain Middle School and Enumclaw High School
Charlie Gates, a School-Based Mental Health Therapist, provides counseling at Thunder Mountain Middle School and Enumclaw High School. Holding a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Utah and a Licensed Social Work Associate and Independent Clinical credentials from Washington State, he has extensive experience working with children of all ages, particularly those raised away from their biological parents. Charlie enjoys spending time with his wife and four kids, playing games, and working through the Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge cookbook.
Julie Dudley, MSW, LICSW
Enumclaw Middle School & Enumclaw High School
Julie Dudley earned her master's degree in mental health counseling with a focus in military family and culture at Walden University in February of 2023. In her free time, Julie enjoys spending time with her one year old son, husband, horse and dog. Her hobbies include equestrian sports, hiking, and snowboarding.
Your Organization Can Make an Impact
RFWF's mental health program provides counseling services to students in schools and is a crucial component in supporting the emotional well-being of young individuals. However, due to the high demand and limited resources, the foundation relies heavily on funding partners to sustain the program's operations.
With adequate financial support, many students receive the crucial care and attention they need to overcome their emotional challenges and succeed academically and personally. It is vital to have strong and committed funding partners to ensure that the program continues providing critical support to students in need.
Is your organization interested in becoming a funding partner? Contact us today!
Thank you to our funding partners for making this possible!