Behavioral Health

At the Regional Alliance for Healthy Schools, we believe that healthy children of all ages make better students. When they feel good, they can better focus on learning.

RAHS offers a variety of services to meet the behavioral health needs of teens, including counseling services for depression and anxiety, stress management groups, and support groups for grief or anger that combine care for our minds as well as our bodies to help alleviate symptoms. Medical doctors are also available at each health center to assist with behavioral health issues that require medications.
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Assessment Individual Therapy Family Therapy Group Therapy Wellness and Prevention


RAHS social workers offer screening and assessment for a variety of behavioral health issues facing children and adolescents today. These issues include, but are not limited to, depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), trauma, grief, suicidal ideation, substance misuse and adjustment disorders. Comprehensive screening and assessments are available to individuals 21 years old and younger at each of our RAHS Health Centers. You do not need to be a registered student at schools with RAHS health centers to receive health care services. Screening and assessments take place prior to all of the therapy services offered at RAHS.

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Individual Therapy

RAHS social workers offer a variety of individual therapeutic interventions including, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), interpersonal therapy, supportive therapy, motivational interviewing and more. Individual therapy sessions are designed to address a variety of psycho-social issues. They typically take place over several 1-on-1 sessions between student and social worker, and usually last between 30-60 minutes per session. Crisis counseling is also available at each RAHS Health Center.

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Family Therapy

RAHS is unique in that its’ social workers can offer counseling services not just to the individual, but to families as well. In general, family therapy sessions take place during the school day, and involve the identified patient and their family members. Parent sessions are also available. Family therapy seeks to address issues that affect the patient and other family members as well.

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Group Therapy

RAHS social workers offer group therapy sessions, designed to address specific issues that small groups of students may be experiencing. These issues include, but are not limited to, depression, anxiety, and anger management. Group therapy often utilizes principles from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and/or dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) to address specific psycho-social issues. Groups are offered periodically during the school year, and often cater to site specific needs.

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Wellness, Prevention & Substance Use Programming

RAHS School-Based Health Centers are dedicated to fostering the well-being of youth within the school environment and in our communities. Our comprehensive wellness and prevention programs are strategically tailored to mitigate risk factors while bolstering protective measures. These programs are designed to deliver evidence-based information, countering the spread of misinformation, and promote a holistic sense of wellness. Our goals are to empower and educate youth, effectively curb substance misuse among adolescents, and improve the overall health and wellness of youth 21 years old and younger.

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