School-Based Counseling

School-based counseling is an integrated approach to mental health intervention that focuses on both school and family.

School-based counseling is an integrated approach in order to help children overcome personal problems so they can succeed at school. This service enables children to receive counseling directly in the school they attend. Referrals may come from the school counselor, principals, teachers or other administrators. Through an individualized treatment plan created with you and your treatment team, we can help with school problems, conflicts with peers, problems following directions, poor attention span, anxiety, irritability, anger management, depression, disruptive behaviors, childhood trauma and /or grief and loss.

Ouachita Behavioral Health and Wellness

Evidenced Based Practices: Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy – mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal skills, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Exposure Therapy, Functional Family Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, etc. Additionally, therapists may be trained in a wide range of therapeutic approaches such as Parenting, Sand Tray, Play Therapy, Person Centered Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Reality Based Therapy, LGBTQ issues, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia, and more.

Duration: Treatment length will depend on the client and family’s individual need. This is set during treatment planning and reviewed every 3 to 6 months by the client and/or family with the primary therapist.

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