Cheryl (Shari) Larson-Parent Coach

Clinic: Anu

Community Programs Supervisor/Trainer

Address: 4319 Jeffers Road Ste 201 Eau Claire, WI 54703

Phone: 877-287-2441 referrals, 715-629-9236   X-224  direct

Email: clarson@anufs.org

 

If you would like additional Parent Coaching support after four sessions, there will be an opportunity to join a group of parents who have been through Parent Coaching.  The group will have confidential guidelines and be co-facilitated by Shari Larson and Marilyn Gauger.

“You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even when we’re apart … I’ll always be with you.” (A. A. Milne)

Shari Larson, MS, Ed, LPC, has been an Anu employee since 2015. She attended the University of Wisconsin – Stout; and she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development/Family Science and Master’s Degree in Guidance and Counseling with Certification in both Educational Counseling and Professional Counseling. Shari is available to provide Parent Coaching services in Chippewa, Dunn, Pepin, Pierce, and St. Croix Counties.

Before becoming a Parent Coach at Anu, Shari worked in the public-school system as a School Counselor for over 20 years. At Anu, she loves working on teams to support and guide children and families toward positive, loving relationships that strengthen their resilience and hope for a better future. Shari is passionate about children experiencing a safe, happy, and healthy life. She believes, “Families are essential!”

Outside of work, Shari likes to be with her family and friends. She enjoys traveling, boating, reading a good book, playing cards/games, bike rides, watching most sports, and going on nature walks.

 

If you would like additional Parent Coaching support after four sessions, there will be an opportunity to join a group of parents who have been through Parent Coaching.  The group will have confidential guidelines and be co-facilitated by Shari Larson and Marilyn Gauger.

TESTIMONIALS

As a parent having the School Based Mental Health available has been very helpful with my child.  The process has gone smoothly from the initial contact to being able to choose a therapist that may work best with my child to the therapist working directly with my child.  This is also helpful that they are able to come directly to my child at the school so that they are missing less school and I as a parent need to miss less work as well.  Overall the whole experience has been a positive one for both myself and my child.
CFAUSD Parent
School-based mental health services allow a child to receive much needed services regularly without the inconvenience of scheduling around after school activities or parents having to take time off work.
SBMH Mental Health Therapist
As a therapist, having the School Based Mental Health available for students is very important in many aspects. School is an area where children spend a great amount of their time and the schools are able to work with the therapists to help in any areas that they may be struggling in.  The schools have all been very open with working with me as a therapist and the children are able to still get services that are needed for either home or school issues without having to miss more time at school since the therapy is able to be done right at the school settings.  Being able to provide this service for families is a great asset for everyone involved.
School Based Mental Health Therapist
You would go to the doctor for a rash, this is just another part of your body that needs to be taken care of.
CFAUSD Parent
Cardinal Care takes the frustration out of making the initial connection with a mental health therapist and allows for services to occur in both the office setting or, if appropriate, the school setting.
SBMH Mental Health Therapist
We have more kids than ever receiving care and it is largely because of your work with families and your follow-through! I really appreciate having the Mental Health Navigator position because so many more of our students are receiving therapy.
CFAUSD Elementary School Counselor