Our Clinical Team

The Harris School's Therapeutic Program

In addition to an individualized academic curriculum, The Harris School provides therapeutic support and interventions to students and their families.  This includes weekly therapy sessions with each family, a parent support group, childrens groups, and classroom support. Our clinical team values working collaboratively with parents, teachers, administrators, outside clinicians and behavioral specialists.

The short term goals of the therapeutic program are to provide the students with a school environment that is less stressful, more positive and better equipped to meet their individual needs; provide immediate support for discouraged parents; and provide information regarding mental health issues and strategies to address the issues.

The long term goals are children who can successfully transition into a more mainstream academic environment, equipped with coping strategies, new patterns of thinking and a more positive attitude; better functioning family systems; and better understanding and tolerance of mental health issues.

Clinical Staff

Robert Ziegler, LCSW

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bobz@theharrisschoo.org

Bob began at The Harris School as a classroom teacher in 2002, a position he maintained for four years.  After completing his clinical education and training, he returned as a therapist and has been in this role for the last ten years.  He received his Master of Social Work degree from The Graduate School of Social Work at The University of Houston.

While pursuing this degree, Bob completed a one-year internship at the Baylor Psychiatry Clinic where he deepened his knowledge of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and studied Cognitive Behavioral interventions.  He then went on to complete a two-year fellowship in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy at the Center for Psychoanalytic Studies in Houston.  In addition to his work at The Harris School, Bob has a private practice focusing on children, adolescents, adults and families.  Bob’s areas of interest include Oppositional Defiant Disorder, family dynamics, anxiety and depression. Bob also focuses on adolescent group therapy and parent support groups.  He is trained to work collaboratively with families as a member of an interdisciplinary team to understand behavior, what it means, and to create effective interventions for children and families.  Additionally he is trained to supervise social work interns and is helping to create a fellowship program for aspiring clinicians at The Harris School.

Paige Roane 

 

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paiger@theharrisschool.org

Paige earned a Bachelor's in Communication Studies from NYU followed by a Master's in Marriage and Family Therapy from the nationally accredited program at the University of Houston - Clear Lake. During her graduate studies, she provided individual, family and group counseling to clients at DePelchin Children's Center as well as Salvation Army Family Residence. Most recently, she counseled students and their families at Harmony Public Schools as well as HISD. Paige's experience includes helping clients work through anxiety, depression, trauma, anger, abuse, conduct, social skills, low self-esteem and parenting concerns. Using a family systems approach, she views her client's challenges in the context of their relationships and attachment styles; Paige believes "negative" behaviors often result from unmet needs. To help clients achieve positive change, Paige meets them where they are emotionally and collaborates with them -- thinking of her clients as equal partners in the therapy process. In addition to her current training, Paige maintains a strong interest in neuroscience as it relates to trauma. She also runs her own private practice and serves as a crisis hotline volunteer for the Houston Area Women's Center. Paige brings an array of clinical skills as well as more than ten years of public relations experience to The Harris School.