school psychologists: a valuable resource for families

By Molly Stackhouse

School psychologists are highly skilled mental health professionals who work in schools to help students succeed academically, socially, and emotionally. They have a wide range of knowledge and skills, including extensive training in assessment, intervention and consultation. 

Wide Range of Skills

Assessment: School psychologists are experts in assessing student learning and behavior. They can use a variety of assessment tools to identify students who may be struggling and to develop individualized intervention plans.

Intervention: School psychologists provide a variety of interventions to help students succeed. These interventions may include individual therapy, group therapy, classroom interventions, behavior plans, and parent training.

Consultation: School psychologists consult with teachers, parents, and other school staff to help them create a supportive and learning-rich environment for all students.

In addition to their expertise in mental health, school psychologists are also familiar with the school system and the challenges that students face. This makes them a valuable resource for families who are looking for therapy in private practice. If you are considering therapy for your child, a school psychologist can help you in a number of ways. 

School Psychologists can help!

Evaluate your child's needs: A school psychologist can conduct a comprehensive evaluation of your child's learning and behavior to identify any areas of concern.

Make a treatment recommendation: Based on the evaluation, the school psychologist can make a recommendation for therapy or other interventions.

Provide school-based counseling: If your child is struggling with a specific issue, a school psychologist can provide counseling to help them address the issue.

Coordinate with other providers: If your child is also seeing a therapist in private practice, the school psychologist can coordinate with the therapist to ensure that everyone is on the same page.

If you are interested in learning more about how a school psychologist can help your family, you can contact your child's school. You can also schedule an appointment with Southern Maryland Mental Health and consult with one of our Nationally Certified School Psychologists today!

Molly Stackhouse is a therapist located in Calvert County, Maryland.  She owns a private practice located in Southern Maryland where she specializes in working with adolescents adults who experience panic attacks. Additionally, she has a strong understanding of the different types of trauma and the different ways that people respond to trauma. She uses a variety of therapeutic approaches, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), and brainspotting. Additionally, she is a nationally certified school psychologist. If you are interested in services, use the link here

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