School-based therapy refers to mental health services provided to students within the school setting. These services are aimed at addressing various emotional, behavioral, and psychological issues that may affect a student’s well-being and academic performance. Therapists or counselors work directly within the school environment, offering support, counseling, and interventions to students who may be experiencing challenges such as anxiety, depression, trauma, ADHD, or behavioral issues.
School-based therapy often involves individual or group counseling sessions, assessments, and interventions tailored to meet the specific needs of students. It aims to improve students’ mental health, social skills, coping mechanisms, and overall emotional resilience, which can positively impact their academic success and personal development. This approach also allows for collaboration between school staff, parents, and mental health professionals to create a supportive network around the student.