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Kaitlyn Schlesinger

As Gaggle’s Director of Therapy Services, Kaitlyn Schlesinger is committed to supporting students and educators through cutting-edge education solutions, creating and executing marketing strategy, and forging partnerships for a number of non-profits and global education companies. Starting her journey in the communications department at a mid-sized school district, Kaitlyn found her passion early in all things education. In addition to her professional contributions, Kaitlyn also volunteers by tutoring creative writing with under-resourced students.
15 Nov 2021

Building Capacity to Support Educator Mental Health

Students’ mental health is at the forefront of the education world. With CARES Act funding earmarked for mental health services and new resources reco...

27 Sep 2021

Suicide Awareness: Standing With LGBTQ+ Students

September is National Suicide Prevention Month, a time to recognize the impact that suicide has on schools. Suicide is the second-leading cause of dea...

18 Aug 2021

Pandemic Losses: Helping Grieving Students Cope

Grief is an equalizer. It connects us all regardless of our age, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, birthplace, or count...

07 Jul 2021

Support Over the Summer: Resources for Struggling Students

After a chaotic year, students can finally find some reprieve on summer break. The pressures of the last school year have dissipated, leaving behind l...

07 May 2021

Equity in Mental Health: Supporting All Students

The data is in: Students are struggling with their mental health. More than a year after it began, students and educators are still reeling from the d...

01 Mar 2021

Get to Know a Gaggle Therapist: Dr. Aida Vazin

With mental health on the forefront of education, the connection between students and therapists has never been greater. This connection has also been...

07 Dec 2020

Are Your Students Dealing With Seasonal Depression?

It’s that time of year. The days are shorter, with less sunlight reaching us every day. The weather in many parts of the country has become colder, ke...

06 Nov 2020

Signs Your Student May Need to See a Therapist

Therapy is a tool that every educator should keep in their back pocket. With a host of benefits, therapy can change the life of a struggling student f...

22 Oct 2020

Five Benefits of Student Therapy

It’s been a crazy year. School closures and the COVID-19 crisis have only amplified stress for students. Even before the crisis, rates of adolescent d...

18 Sep 2020

Announcing Gaggle Therapy: A New Service to Support Your Students

Schools are facing a mental health crisis. Rates of adolescent anxiety and depression are on the rise. Suicide is now the second-leading cause of deat...

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