What is School Based Therapy?

School Based outpatient therapy is mental health therapy provided at school during the course of the student’s day. The student is referred to a school based therapist who will see the student during the school day for individual therapy for identified behavioral health problems.

Therapy can be provided in the school setting while maintaining the same confidentiality standards of traditional outpatient therapists.

Referrals for school based services can be made by school personnel, the SAP team, the student, other CRCSI programs, and/or a family member.

Targeted Areas of Treatment

  • Attention Deficits
  • Problematic/Disruptive Classroom Behaviors
  • Peer Interaction Problems
  • Social Media Awareness
  • Anger Management
  • Transition/Adjustment to School Routines and Rules
  • Self-esteem
  • Family Relationship Issues
  • Grief and Loss
  • Depression
  • Anxiety

Goals of School Based Services

  • Accessibility to services within the community
  • Assisting and supporting students with developing positive coping strategies
  • Promoting positive peer and family interactions
  • Developing pro-social and adaptive strategies for success in the school setting

Services Are Available At The Following Schools

We have partnered with 25 schools across 5 school districts to provide counseling and therapy to children and families directly in their community school. Each of the following school-based satellite sites is Pennsylvania State licensed to provide outpatient services:

Connellsville Area School District

  • Connellsville Area High School
  • Connellsville Area Middle School
  • Bullskin Township Elementary
  • West Crawford Elementary
  • Springfield Township Elementary
  • Dunbar Township Elementary

Fayette County CTI

  • Fayette Country Career And Technical Institute

Albert Gallatin School District

  • Albert Gallatin High School
  • Albert Gallatin North Middle School
  • Albert Gallatin South Middle School
  • Friendship Hill Elementary

Frazier School District

  • Frazier High School
  • Frazier Middle School
  • Frazier Elementary School

Uniontown Area School District

  • Uniontown Area High School
  • Lafayette Elementary/Middle
  • Benjamin Franklin Elementary/Middle
  • AJ McMullen Middle School
  • Marclay Elementary School
  • Franklin Elementary School
  • Menallen Elementary

Laurel Highlands School District

  • Laurel Highlands High School
  • Laurel Highlands Middle School
  • R.W. Clark Elementary School
  • Hatfield Elementary School
  • Hutchinson Elementary School
  • Marshall Elementary School
Contact your school's guidance counselor for in-school services.

For more information

Call (724) 437 – 0729 and ask to speak with Bethany Connors, Director Of School Based Services.


Our therapists follow the school district hours of operation and calendar during the school year.

Referral Process

The referral form is available below. If you have Adobe Acrobat Reader it can be filled out on your computer then printed, otherwise print the form and fill out in pen. Once filled out, the form can be faxed to (724) 439 - 8487, mailed to, or taken to any of our locations. For security reasons do not send these forms over email. If you have questions regarding the referral process please call (724) 437-0729.