When a child is confronted with stressful life challenges, it can be overwhelming. Now, Round Rock ISD students who may benefit from the help of a mental health professional can access therapy free-of-charge through the Round Rock ISD Mental Health Centers.
The centers, located at Cedar Ridge and Round Rock high schools, are offices for licensed therapists who travel to campuses to provide student therapy sessions. Round Round ISD counseling services oversees the centers with services provided by licensed mental health professionals contracted from Bluebonnet Trails Community Services.
“Good mental health is the foundation for a happy and successful life,” said Dr. Christina Wiswell, director of counseling services. “If a student, and possibly family, can benefit from support from a therapist, the school counselor will contact the parent to discuss the possibilities of private therapy.”
District counselors work in tandem with the licensed therapist to effectively support students on campus. If parents, teachers, or administrators have concerns for a student’s well-being, they are encouraged to share their thoughts with the student’s school counselor.
Parent/guardian consent is required for a student to receive services. All services are confidential and student health information is protected under the law. The plans for therapy for students in need, without cost to the family, are the result of the Round Rock ISD Board of Trustees unanimously voting to fund the mental health centers at the June 20, 2019 Board meeting.