Welcome to Tchefuncte Middle School! I am thrilled to be a part of the TMS family.
I graduated with my Associate's Degree in Juvenile Counseling and my Bachelor's Degree in Social Counseling from Our Lady of Holy Cross College. I then earned my Master of Social Work from Tulane University. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and am certified as a Qualified School Social Worker. I have worked as a Mental Health Provider in the St. Tammany Parish School System since 2004. I have experience in working with students from elementary school through high school. In addition to my work with the school system, I have also been employed in the psychiatric hospital setting, in private practice, and in the adoption field.
The Mental Health Provider (MHP) Program was developed in the 1994-1995 school year in St. Tammany Parish to meet the ever increasing need for mental health services. Over the years the program has grown to provide comprehensive mental health services in all schools. The program strives for efficient service delivery through appropriate use of assessment, intervention, consultation, referral, and advocacy. MHP's possess specialized clinical skills to assess and intervene with mental or behavioral health concerns that impede academic progress and social/emotional well-being. MHP's work with students in their natural school environments and provide classroom strategies and behavior management techniques.
If you have any questions about MHP services, I can be reached at TMS at 985-626-7118 or via email at Kelly.Matherne@stpsb.org.
Kelly Matherne, MSW, LCSW
Mental Health Provider