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Health & Wellness

The Deer Creek School Health and Wellness Program (H&W) was developed and implemented in 2010 in order to provide the Deer Creek School District with the mental health services necessary to create a healthy learning and working environment.

Whereas education is the primary mission of schools, there is substantial evidence that shows addressing children's health and mental health needs increases their academic achievement and competence; decreases incidences of problem behaviors; improves their relationships with others, and creates positive changes in school and classroom environments (Elias, 2006; Greenberg et. al., 2004; President's New Freedom Commission, 2003). Given these benefits, utilizing mental health services in schools can be crucial to ensuring students’ overall success.

H&W promotes overall health and well-being in the Deer Creek School District by providing the following services:

Our Team

Brian Johnson, M.A., LPC-S
Coordinator of Health and Wellness Program
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Mr. Johnson has a Master of Arts in Counseling from the University of Central Oklahoma and is a Licensed Professional Counselor.  He is also an Oklahoma State Board of Behavioral Health approved supervisor for LPC candidates.  Mr. Johnson has over 20 years of experience providing individual, family, and group counseling to children, adolescents, and adults.  His experience includes working as a home based therapist with children and families.  He also has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in the school setting.

Graduate Level Counselors / Counseling Interns
Our program utilizes additional counselors from local universities who are completing the practicum/internship requirements set forth by their university degree programs. These students provide individual and group counseling services under the supervision of a Licensed Professional Counselor staff member.The Graduate Intern Therapists provide counseling services to student within our district who have been referred for services by parents, teachers, staff members and/or administrators. 

Helpful Links

STAFF HEALTH AND WELLNESS Counseling Request
Used to initiate an intake appointment for DC faculty and staff with H&W staff.  After completing the form, click submit and it will automatically be sent to Brian Johnson, LPC-S, Health and Wellness Program Coordinator. 

Student Health and Wellness Referral Form

Used to initiate an intake appointment for a student with H&W staff. After completing the form, click "submit."