Mental Health Services

Mental Health Services: 
Cincinnati Children's

We want all of our students to be healthy and ready to learn, and we recognize that strong mental health and wellness play a vital role in a student's growth and success. Students who are struggling with stress, anxiety or other concerns cannot focus on school work. That's why Independence Elementary School partners with Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center to help increase student access to high quality and affordable mental healthcare. 

The partnership is made possible by the district's partnership with MindPeace, a non-profit that serves as a catalyst for connecting its network of professional mental health providers with schools. After a rigorous needs assessment and interview process, we identified Cincinnati Children's as our partner.


Learn more about Lakota's partnership with MindPeace

Meet Our Therapist


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Alesha Ingram LISW-S
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Alesha Ingram is a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW-S) who works at Independence Elementary School. She graduated from the University of Tennessee in 2006 with a master's degree in Social Work. She has thirteen years of experience working in schools, healthcare, and community-based settings.

Alesha believes that meeting students and families where they are at, is the best place to start treatment. She utilizes cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), cognitive processing therapy, expressive art techniques, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), solution-focused, and mindfulness techniques in an effort to assist students with achieving their individualized treatment goals.