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School-Based Mental Health Services

Mental Health Counseling in Central Ohio Schools

The School-Based Program partners with schools to increase resiliency and strengthen social-emotional learning skills for students experiencing impairment in multiple areas.

The Services We Offer

The Buckeye Ranch clinicians are integrated into the school setting and aim to decrease the gap in access to mental health services. Intense treatment services are provided to students and families, along with collaboration with school staff, to address individualized needs such as youth depression and anxiety.

Who should seek counseling?

Any student with concerns related to:

  • Sadness
  • Behavior challenges
  • Worry
  • Trauma
  • Dealing with loss and grief
  • Adjustment to structure post-virtual or hybrid learning
What will counseling services look like?

Treatment Modality includes Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills in Schools and DBT Skills Training for Emotional Problem Solving for Adolescents (DBT STEPS-A). DBT Skills in Schools and DBT Steps A have been demonstrated to be effective in helping youth manage difficult emotional situations, cope with stress, and make better decisions.

Counseling is provided in the home and school with 2-3 sessions a week that include school staff and guardians.

How do I get my student connected?

Contact your school counselor or social worker for a referral.

Partnering Districts and Schools

Columbus City Schools

  • Binns Elementary
  • Columbus Alternative High School
  • Eakin Elementary School
  • Indianola K-8
  • Lindbergh Elementary
  • West Broad Elementary School

Reynoldsburg City Schools

  • Reynoldsburg High School – Summit Campus
  • Waggoner Road Junior High School

South-Western City Schools

  • Finland Elementary School
  • Finland Middle School
  • Franklin Heights High School
  • Franklin Woods Intermediate School
  • Pleasant View Middle School

Westerville City Schools

  • Alcott Elementary
  • Fouse Elementary
  • Hanby Elementary
  • Whittier Elementary

Reach Out Today

If you are a caregiver or a representative of a referring agency, reach out to us today to make a referral or get more information.