﷯On Site School Counseling At the request of Dr. Brian Davis, Midtown launched our “On Site School Counseling” program; an initiative that places trauma certified Midtown therapists on school premises to counsel trauma-impacted kids. It all started with a conversation I had with Holland Public School Superintendent Dr. Brian Davis, Holland Middle School Principal Nick Cassidy and Anna Clawson, Student Services Coordinator. This team of educators, along with Lauren DeRoo, Ottawa County School Network (OCSN) coordinator, crafted a program that is having a profound impact on Holland Middle School students, teachers and staff. So, what is the advantage of counseling kids in school? Ideally, family counseling begins with the parent, but far too often, family situations can present barriers that prevent the child from getting the counseling they need. Parents may lack an understanding of the importance of counseling or are intimidated by the stigma of behavioral health. Some parents simply have little or no interest in the welfare of the child or just lack the time, while others face the challenge of being a single parent. Children themselves face daunting schedules with an overload of activities outside of school. Children may even need to care for siblings while parents work. And of course, many parents are uninsured or under-insured or cannot otherwise afford counseling. Perhaps most importantly, students can exhibit behaviors in school that the parent does not see at home. Meeting with the student in a school setting may be our only pathway to reaching a child and potentially the child's family.

Midtown Counseling

96 W 15th St, Ste 208-9, Holland, MI  49423

Phone:  616.574.7135

 

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﷯On Site School Counseling At the request of Dr. Brian Davis, Midtown launched our “On Site School Counseling” program; an initiative that places trauma certified Midtown therapists on school premises to counsel trauma-impacted kids. It all started with a conversation I had with Holland Public School Superintendent Dr. Brian Davis, Holland Middle School Principal Nick Cassidy and Anna Clawson, Student Services Coordinator. This team of educators, along with Lauren DeRoo, Ottawa County School Network (OCSN) coordinator, crafted a program that is having a profound impact on Holland Middle School students, teachers and staff. So, what is the advantage of counseling kids in school? Ideally, family counseling begins with the parent, but far too often, family situations can present barriers that prevent the child from getting the counseling they need. Parents may lack an understanding of the importance of counseling or are intimidated by the stigma of behavioral health. Some parents simply have little or no interest in the welfare of the child or just lack the time, while others face the challenge of being a single parent. Children themselves face daunting schedules with an overload of activities outside of school. Children may even need to care for siblings while parents work. And of course, many parents are uninsured or under-insured or cannot otherwise afford counseling. Perhaps most importantly, students can exhibit behaviors in school that the parent does not see at home. Meeting with the student in a school setting may be our only pathway to reaching a child and potentially the child's family.
﷯On Site School Counseling At the request of Dr. Brian Davis, Midtown launched our “On Site School Counseling” program; an initiative that places trauma certified Midtown therapists on school premises to counsel trauma-impacted kids. It all started with a conversation I had with Holland Public School Superintendent Dr. Brian Davis, Holland Middle School Principal Nick Cassidy and Anna Clawson, Student Services Coordinator. This team of educators, along with Lauren DeRoo, Ottawa County School Network (OCSN) coordinator, crafted a program that is having a profound impact on Holland Middle School students, teachers and staff. So, what is the advantage of counseling kids in school? Ideally, family counseling begins with the parent, but far too often, family situations can present barriers that prevent the child from getting the counseling they need. Parents may lack an understanding of the importance of counseling or are intimidated by the stigma of behavioral health. Some parents simply have little or no interest in the welfare of the child or just lack the time, while others face the challenge of being a single parent. Children themselves face daunting schedules with an overload of activities outside of school. Children may even need to care for siblings while parents work. And of course, many parents are uninsured or under-insured or cannot otherwise afford counseling. Perhaps most importantly, students can exhibit behaviors in school that the parent does not see at home. Meeting with the student in a school setting may be our only pathway to reaching a child and potentially the child's family.
﷯On Site School Counseling At the request of Dr. Brian Davis, Midtown launched our “On Site School Counseling” program; an initiative that places trauma certified Midtown therapists on school premises to counsel trauma-impacted kids. It all started with a conversation I had with Holland Public School Superintendent Dr. Brian Davis, Holland Middle School Principal Nick Cassidy and Anna Clawson, Student Services Coordinator. This team of educators, along with Lauren DeRoo, Ottawa County School Network (OCSN) coordinator, crafted a program that is having a profound impact on Holland Middle School students, teachers and staff. So, what is the advantage of counseling kids in school? Ideally, family counseling begins with the parent, but far too often, family situations can present barriers that prevent the child from getting the counseling they need. Parents may lack an understanding of the importance of counseling or are intimidated by the stigma of behavioral health. Some parents simply have little or no interest in the welfare of the child or just lack the time, while others face the challenge of being a single parent. Children themselves face daunting schedules with an overload of activities outside of school. Children may even need to care for siblings while parents work. And of course, many parents are uninsured or under-insured or cannot otherwise afford counseling. Perhaps most importantly, students can exhibit behaviors in school that the parent does not see at home. Meeting with the student in a school setting may be our only pathway to reaching a child and potentially the child's family.