Mental Health in Schools
Our goal is to provide individualized strategies for teachers, school counselors and administrators that can assist with managing mental health issues within the classroom.
Our main focus will be assessing behavior problems stemming from trauma, anxiety, ADHD, depression, or other mental health issues, and then providing teachers with interventions and tools to help manage these concerns.
Consulting in the Classroom
Consultations start with meetings with teacher(s), counselors, and/or administrators in order to assess the concerns from a mental health “lens” and potentially observation time in the classroom. Following evaluation our therapist will provide recommendations for strategies to try in the classroom and can include role modeling of implementation if needed.
A written summary of the evaluation and strategies can be included upon request. The therapist will provide on-going follow-up with the teacher, or staff, in order to evaluate success of strategies and continue to offer recommendations as needed.
Benefits of using these services
We provide individualized focus from master level therapists who have specialized training in school based strategies. While most schools recognize an increased need for mental health services they, cannot afford a full-time therapist. Schools can contract with us on an as-needed basis making efficient use of their funds.
Cost of our Consultation Services
A fee of $500.00 includes:
•Initial meeting(s) and observation to aide in evaluation; up to 3 hours of direct contact with school personnel
•60 minute follow-up meeting with teachers/staff to discuss recommendations
•30 minute additional follow-up meeting to evaluate the success of recommendations used (may be in-person or online meeting.)
Any of these additional conditions will require another fee (listed below):
•Mileage will be $.45 per mile over 20 miles of our office. Some meetings may be able to take place online, therefore decreasing the cost of associated mileage.
•Full written report of evaluation and recommendations: $75.00
•Additional meetings beyond the initial package: $45.00 per 30 minutes.