Daniela is an 11th-grade student who goes to therapy at a Child Center wellness center in her school during lunchtime.
As a young child, Daniela experienced severe trauma. Returning to in-person school after remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic was a struggle because her extreme anxiety and ongoing hypervigilance—due to PTSD—prevented her from focusing in class. Thankfully, since mental health education for the entire school community—including teachers—is a core part of The Child Center’s school-based mental health work, one of Daniela’s teachers noticed she seemed overwhelmed and brought Daniela to our on-site wellness center.
Please tap on the photo above to hear Daniela speak in her own words about her experience in therapy at her school’s wellness center.