School Based Mental Health Services
School-Based Mental Health allows students to receive mental health services from a licensed clinical counselor right in our building during school hours.
What is it and How Does it Work?
School-Based Mental Health is a partnership between a school and a behavioral health provider to offer mental health counseling by a licensed professional counselor in the school building during school hours. Lake Holcombe School has partnered with Prevea Health for these services to be delivered through telehealth.
With telehealth the counselor and student meet through a video and audio connection. Counseling sessions are more readily available— avoiding long wait times for initial appointments, students miss fewer hours from school, and securing services is easier for parents.
Who is a good Candidate for Services?
Students, ages 8-18, who are experiencing high levels of social-emotional challenges, such as feelings of depression, anxiety, response to trauma, family conflict, and/or substance use disorder would benefit from mental health services.
Steps to getting started
· Contact any of the telehealth team or the school office for Prevea Health counseling intake forms.
· Check with your insurance provider to make sure Prevea Health is in network for counseling or behavioral health.
· Return completed paperwork to the school. The school will submit the paperwork to Prevea Health.
· Parent calls to make the initial appointment; the school will set up the telehealth connection.
· A parent attends the first session with the student; the session can be through telehealth at the school.
· Future sessions are coordinated by the school, a parent does not need to attend.
· Parents can suspend counseling sessions at any time.
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