The Seven Hills clinical team provides counseling and consultation in public schools across Central Massachusetts, reaching children directly within their communities. Our primary goal is to allow for easier access to mental health services by providing counseling within the school setting. In most cases health insurance covers the cost of services, though co-payments and deductibles still apply.
Our referrals come from teachers, counselors, and school administrators at the elementary through high school level. Though school personnel may refer students for in-school counseling services, parents/legal guardians must give permission for the child to receive behavioral health services.
Students receiving school-based counseling services may also take advantage of our office-based services provided in our behavioral health centers, including office-based individual and family therapy, psychiatry services, psychological testing, or specialized group counseling.
The School-Based Services team also provides consultation, workshops and training to teachers and school personnel around the impact of mental health issues on school performance.