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School-Based Counseling

Catholic Charities Therapeutic Counseling in Schools provides mental health services to students in 13 schools with a combined student population of about 4,000 students. The school counseling program offers direct mental health treatment in a school setting while assisting and involving teachers and parents to enhance the student’s success with therapy. The program is open to any students in our participating schools and is a free service to the family.

Referrals are made through three different ways: by a teacher or school staff member; a child's parent; or an individual child. Most of our referrals are based on behavioral, educational, or developmental problems in class or at home. The school counselor will only provide on-going services if and when the parent/guardian completes a consent form, permission form, and parent referral form for the services. Please Click Here to download the School Services Form packet (.pdf) in English and click here to download the form in Spanish. If the counseling need exceeds our scope of practice, a referral will be made to Catholic Charities Counseling Services.

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If you would like to refer your child to their school counselor please send your request to Sheila Dumford at sdumford@covingtoncharities.org

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Participating Diocesan Schools 

Holy Cross Elementary -- Counselor: Katie Magnus
Holy Family Elementary -- Counselor: Katie Magnus
Holy Trinity Elementary/Middle -- Counselor: Michelle Schuck
Mary Queen of Heaven -- Counselor: Marci Gohs
Prince of Peace -- Counselor: Donna Moreland
St. Agnes -- Counselor: Donna Moreland, Marci Gohs
St. Augustine -- Counselor: Michelle Schuck
St. Phillip -- Counselor: Katie Magnus
St. Peter and Paul -- Counselor: Marci Gohs

Participating Public Schools

Collins Elementary -- Counselor: Caisa Pope
Ockerman Elementary – Counselor: Caisa Pope
Goodridge Elementary -- Counselor: Sharon Raaker
RA Jones Middle -- Counselor: Sheila Dumford

If you would like to learn more about becoming a participating school, please send your request to Shelia Dumford at sdumford@covingtoncharities.org