School-Based Mental Health and In-School Counseling

Our in-school counseling programs overcome common barriers to mental health treatment by offering services to young people in the convenient space of their schools.

Daniela’s story

Daniela is an 11th-grade student who goes to therapy at a Child Center wellness center in her school during lunchtime. Listen to Daniela’s story in her own words:

We offer Individual & Family Counseling at J.H.S 185 in Flushing. This is a satellite of our Macari Family Wellness Center, serving J.H.S. 185 students right where they are every day.

J.H.S 185
147-26 25th Drive
Flushing, NY 11354
Phone: 929-208-5050

We also offer counseling at school-based mental health wellness centers at the below schools, including Community Schools at which The Child Center of NY serves as the lead CBO (community-based organization). These wellness centers are funded by the New York State Department of Education.

Our presence in the schools gives us the ability to observe students where they are every day and have direct access to the people in their everyday lives, such as teachers and guidance counselors. In addition, when families are juggling multiple jobs and kids on a low income, having a child receive services at school instead of at an outside clinic can make all the difference. It also counteracts some of the stigma.

The Child Center’s SBMH programs provide services on three levels: mental health educational services to the entire school community, selective services with children who might be at risk, and targeted services in the form of therapy.

August Martin High School
156-10 Baisley Blvd.
Jamaica, NY 11434
Phone: 718-528-2920 ext. 1863

Francis Lewis High School
58-20 Utopia Parkway
Fresh Meadows, NY 11365
Phone: 718-281-8200 ext. 2994

John Bowne High School
63-25 Main Street, Room 103
Flushing, NY 11367
Phone: 718-263-1919 ext. 1032

Preparatory Academy for Writers
143-10 Springfield Boulevard
Springfield Gardens, NY 11413
Phone: 718-949-8405 ext. 1014

P.S. 171Q
14-14 29th Avenue, Room 150A
Long Island City, NY 11102
Phone: 718-932-0909 ext. 1501

P.S. 197Q
825 Hicksville Road
Far Rockaway, NY 11691
Phone: 718-327-1083 ext. 1134

Additionally, we partner with the following Community Schools to provide on-site school-based mental health services.

Flushing High School
35-01 Union Street
Flushing, NY 11354
Phone: 718-888-7500 ext. 2700

M.S. 8 Richard S. Grossley New Preparatory Middle School 8
108-35 167 Street
Jamaica, NY 11433
Phone: 718-739-6883 ext. 163

Long Island City High School
14-30 Broadway
Long Island City, NY 11106
Phone: 718-545-7095 ext. 5221 or 5222

Pan American International High School
45-10 94th Street
Elmhurst, NY 11373
Phone: 718-271-3602 ext. 1160 or 1162

Richmond Hill High School
89-30 114th Street
Richmond Hill, NY 11418
Phone: 718-846-3335 ext. 1381 or 1382


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