Concord Counseling Services, in partnership with New Albany- Plain Local Schools, periodically offers a variety of programs to middle school and high school parents and students within the school district. Prevention services can benefit all students! The goal is to foster healthy, adaptive coping skills to more effectively manage life stressors.
Mental Health Services
Sandee Lee, Mental Health Specialist
Mental health services are provided to students who have an identified disability and are currently being served through special education programming. Students with a demonstrated need for behavioral and emotional support will be seen by Ms. Lee. Ms. Lee can provide crisis prevention, intervention services, or coordinate with outside treatment providers. Referrals for mental health support are a part of the special education process.
Mental Health Prevention
Drew Baker, Prevention Clinician
Laura Vermilion, Prevention Clinician
Prevention services are designed to inform, educate, demonstrate skills, and reduce risk behaviors in students. Prevention clinicians can provide short-term individual or group skill-building sessions to assist a student with a particular concern.They also provide suicide/self-harm risk assessments and can link families to community-based counseling services. Referrals for prevention services must be made through a school counselor or administrator.
Substance use prevention
Natalie May, Prevention Clinician
Miss May works with students who are seeking education about preventing the use of drugs/alcohol/tobacco and developing refusal skills. She also works with students who are experimenting with drugs/alcohol/tobacco to educate and prevent them from abusing or becoming addicted. In addition to seeing students individually and in small groups, Miss May often provides substance use education lessons to classrooms.