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Petoskey Middle School

About this Location

The school based behavioral health program is operated by Alcona Health Center in partnership with Public Schools of Petoskey. With parental/guardian permission, our licensed behavioral health professionals can provide therapy conveniently located within your child’s school. This allows for ease of access, fewer disruptions of regular routines and less loss of class time. Commercial insurance and Medicaid plans are accepted and we offer an income based sliding fee program. New patients are welcome.

Providers

Misty Jakeway, RN

Petoskey School Wellness Program

Misty Jakeway, RN is the School Nurse for the Petoskey Wellness Program. She will be seeing students at both Petoskey Middle School and Petoskey High School. Misty Jakeway earned an Associates Degree in Nursing and Bachelor of Science Degrees in Biomedical Sciences and Secondary Education (Biology). She then went on to achieve a Masters of Science - Nursing degree from Walden University. She is a member of the AACN and ANCC.

Christine Carpenter, LMSW

Christine Carpenter, LMSW

Petoskey School Wellness Program

Christine Carpenter, LMSW is a Behavioral Health Therapist. She earned her Bachelor's of Arts in Psychology from Colorado College before going on to achieve a Master's in Social Work from the University of Illinois at Chicago, Jane Addams College of Social Work. Her professional interest and specialties include - treating children, teens and families, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems Therapy and Trauma Informed Therapy. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers and the Academy of Certified Social Workers.

Elise Tippett, LMSW

Elise Tippett, LMSW is a Behavioral Health Therapist who earned both Bachelor of Social Work and Master of Social Work Degrees from Grand Valley State University. Before joining AHC she worked as a Clinical Social Worker in a variety of settings including; school, juvenile court, tribal social services/government, and local non-profit organizations. She has vast experience working with at-risk youth, survivors of trauma, and in substance abuse prevention/education services. Elise Tippett, LMSW provides person-centered, strength-based therapy while supporting children, teens, and their families through life changes. She is a seasoned therapist providing Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, with additional training in Experiential Activities and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy.

Services Provided

  • Behavioral Health

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Hours & Contact Info

Phone

(231) 487-2250 (Ext. 2210 - Switchboard/Scheduling)

Hours of Operation

Available 5 days per week during school hours throughout the school year calendar

After Hours

For urgent after-hours behavioral health needs go to the nearest ER or dial 911

FTCA Statement

Alcona Health Center is a Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) Deemed Facility. This health center receives Health and Human Services (HHS) funding and has Federal Public Health Service (PHS) deemed status with respect to certain health or health related claims, including medical/dental/behavioral health malpractice claims, for itself and its covered individuals.