School-Based Therapy Services
East Coast Mental Wellness offers outpatient services to schools that have students in need of mental health services. This service is free to schools. All that schools are required to provide is a confidential space for therapy sessions to occur. Providing mental health services in schools takes away several barriers that may prevent students from getting therapeutic services.
No need for transportation
Since the therapists come to the school, parents don’t need to worry about transporting their child to and from appointments.
Parents don’t need to plan around their schedule
Parents won’t have to worry about fitting therapy into their weekly schedules since therapy happens at school.
Since therapists are at the school, this makes collaboration with the school and parents much more effective. Therapists also work with parents on a monthly basis.
Decrease of workload for school social workers and counselors
It can be very difficult for school social workers and guidance counselors to provide mental health services on a consistent basis. Having out-patient therapists working at the school provides consistency with treatment. This frees school staff to address other issues that need attention.
FAQs about School-Based Therapy Services
Who pays the therapist?
East Coast Mental Wellness bills therapy sessions to the student’s insurance company.
What if I have a student that needs services but doesn’t have insurance?
This can be addressed on a case-by-case basis. We may have some openings with an intern or offer a sliding scale fee.
Will the student be missing class time to meet with the therapist?
Our therapists try to schedule appointments at times of the day that work best for the student and the school. This may be during lunchtime, advisory, gym, or at the end of the school day. If a student is missing a class for their appointment, we make sure to remind them that they are still responsible for the work they may be missing.
Book Your First Appointment
If you feel you could benefit from our School-Based Therapy Services, book a free 15-minute call with one of our therapists. During the call, you will have the opportunity to get a sense of your therapist’s personality and the techniques they use before deciding if you want to schedule your initial session with them.
1 Richmond Square, Suite 333W
Providence, RI 02906
(with free parking)
211 Main Street
Ashaway, RI 02804
If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts, call 911 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, a free 24-hour hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. You will be routed to the nearest city crisis center.