Does your school have a school counselor? A licensed professional for students to talk to about the stressors in their life so you can prevent school violence, bullying and more? Most don't.
We provide licensed school counselors, employed by us (so your school doesn't have to carry the extra cost in employee fees and insurance), vetted by us (we know the kind of people students and teens want to talk to, and supervised by us (so there is a team of people supporting the emotional health of students at your school.
Administrators tell us that by bringing in one of our licensed therapists to their schools not only saves them the worry for the mental health of their students, it provides a healthy professional boundary between parents and educators so that the mental health is separate--it also costs an average of 40-50% less to have us be an outside organization providing your school's mental health support than it would cost for you to hire mental health staff.
When we are on-site at your school, we offer three kinds of support:
1. One to one individual counseling
2. Groups to process student emotion and stress
3. Social and Emotional lesson teaching to the students
Numerous recent studies show that a well-staffed school counseling department can help boost students’ academic performance, decrease absenteeism and narrow the achievement gap between white students and their black and Latino peers. Counselors can also have an impact on suicide awareness on campus, and can help reduce behavior problems among younger children, studies have shown.
School counselors are increasingly important as more students in California grapple with anxiety, depression and trauma, according to the 2020 California Children’s Report Card, released recently by the advocacy organization Children Now. The rise of social media and increasing poverty in California underlie much of the spike in students’ mental health needs, along with trauma associated with violence and parental substance abuse. “School counselors do triage,” Whitson said. “Without adequate counseling, we can lose kids.”