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School-Based Counseling

Catholic Charities Therapeutic Counseling in Schools provides mental health services to students in 9 schools within the Diocese of Covington. 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 or click here for the School Services Form packet (.pdf) in Spanish.  If the counseling need exceeds our scope of practice, a referral will be made to Catholic Charities Counseling Services.

Reach and Teach Program

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

View our Effective Discipline resource

Participating Schools 

Holy Cross Elementary -- Counselor: Sharon Raaker & Sheila Dumford
Holy Trinity Elementary/Middle -- Counselor: Michelle Barbain
Mary Queen of Heaven -- Counselor: Sheila Dumford
Prince of Peace -- Counselor: Donna Moreland
St. Anthony -- Counselor: Sharon Raaker
St. Agnes -- Counselors: Donna Moreland and Sheila Dumford
St. Augustine -- Counselor: Michelle Barbain                     
St. Joseph (Crescent Springs) -- Counselor: Sharon Raaker
St. Phillip -- Counselor: Donna Moreland

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

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