Counseling Services

Meet Our Counselors

Counseling services at St. Matthew will be provided by Mikaela Haney, MSW, LSW and Jennie Statczar, MA, LPC during the 2021-22 school year. They are members of the Spirit of Peace Clinical Counseling team, which serves couples, families, individuals, and school communities across the greater Columbus area.

Mikaela Haney is approved by the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board as a Licensed Social Worker. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Miami University and a Masters of Social Work from The Ohio State University. Mikaela is a member of the National Association of Social Workers, Catholic Social Workers National Association, Ohio Association of Play Therapy chapter, and founding member of the International Association for Sandtray Therapists.

Jennie Statczar is approved by the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Work and Marriage and Family Therapist Board as a Licensed Professional Counselor. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Psychology from Franklin University and a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Ashland Theological Seminary. Jennie is a member of the American Counseling Association, Ohio Counseling Association and serves as Chair for the Awards Committee.

Services Available

Ms. Haney and Mrs. Statczar provide individual counseling for students (usually 15- to 30-minute sessions) in coordination with school staff and students' families.

If your child is struggling with stress or anxiety, sadness or grief, attention deficit or hyperactivity, loneliness, or low self-esteem, individual counseling may be helpful. Children experiencing changes in their families (e.g., the arrival of a new baby, divorce, remarriage, or the loss of a loved one) may also benefit from counseling. Ms. Haney and Mrs. Statczar can also provide social and emotional support to children facing academic- and/or peer-related difficulties.

In addition to providing individual counseling, Ms. Haney and Mrs. Statczar can offer preventative and skill-building programs for groups of students, their families, and school staff.

Accessing Services

If you are interested in counseling services for your child, please fill out this form.

Here is their contact information:

  • mikaela@sopcc.org or call 614.442.7650 ext. 25

  • jennie@sopcc.org or call 614.442.7650 ext. 15

Ms. Haney will be at St. Matthew on Mondays and Thursdays, from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm and Fridays from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. Mrs. Statczar will be at St. Matthew on Tuesdays from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm and Wednesdays 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

You are also welcome to contact Ms. Haney and Mrs. Statczar (see contact info above) with questions related to your child, regardless of whether you are interested in counseling services for your child.


Counselor's Links and Mailbox for Students

Individual request to meet-up with counselor: https://forms.gle/hQTnDHZgaF9hHDVp8

Group counseling interest form: https://forms.gle/P3fnuqBGrpAS1wWn7

Students may also request a meeting with the counselor through the "Counselor's Mailbox." This is a locked box located in the school's main office. Directions for leaving the counselor a message are attached to the top and sides of the mailbox. Ms. Haney and Mrs. Statczar will check their "mail" on days when they are at the school.