School-Based Mental Health

omers School District  29 has contracted with Northwest Behavioral Health to offer a mental health program within the school setting. The CSCT (“Community-School Comprehensive Treatment”) program offers services for up to 12 eligible students at anytime. These services include individual, group and family therapy, as well as daily support services. To find out more about his service, including eligibility requirements, please contact Tara Trotter or Tina Lerum at either school. (Somers 857-3661;  Lakeside 844-2208)


Tara Trotter 

Hello, my name is Tara Trotter and I am the school-based therapist at Somers and Lakeside schools.  I provide individual, group, and family therapy to students at School District #29.  I work alongside Tina Lerum in a program called Community-School Comprehensive Treatment program (CSCT). 
 The CSCT program is administered by Kalispell Regional Behavioral Health and individual school districts through the Montana Office of Public Instruction.  Students are referred to our services by parents, school staff, and other providers or agencies in the community.

 I received my Master’s Degree in Counseling from the University of Oregon and a Bachelor’s Degree in Therapeutic Recreation from the University of Colorado.

 I have been a licensed clinical professional counselor in the state of Montana since 1995.  I have two sons – one, a senior at FHS, and another, attending college at MSU.  My favorite activities are kayaking, swimming and reading.  I have been coaching the 8th grade girls' volleyball team since 2006.

 If you have any questions, please feel free to call me at 857-3661 or 844-2208.


Tina Lerum
Tina received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.  She worked for 3 years with the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) where she coordinated the life skills, art and activity programs for adult clients at a Vancouver drop-in center. Tina received additional training and experience in counseling services from CMHA Employee Education, Special Education Diploma Program (UBC), The Justice Institute, Vancouver Status of Women, Violence Free Crisis Line (Kalispell), Gemini Program and Kalispell Regional Behavioral Health. 

Tina has lived in Lakeside since 1987. She enjoys time with her family, many creative projects, and her interactions with students and staff at both Somers Middle and Lakeside Elementary Schools.    You may contact Tina at 857-3661 or 844-2208. 

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Somers Lakeside School District 29315 School Addition Rd.
Somers, MT 59932