Student Support Services provides safe and supportive environments in the school setting where students can discuss a variety of topics in a confidential, nonjudgmental space staffed with professionals who are dedicated to improving the health, well-being, and educational outcomes of all students. Through both on-campus programming and community-based partnerships, Overfelt students will receive assessment, counseling, and referrals to other support services to maximize student engagement and success.
Student Support Services is staffed with a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, MFT and Social Work Associates and Interns, and Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) to address challenging issues that may be interfering with the ability to be academically successful in school.
Frequently Asked Questions
What kind of issues does Student Support Services address?
SSS addresses a wide variety of issues such as:
- Depression & Suicide
- Sexual Orientation/Gender Questions
- Family/Home Issues
- Chronic Illness
- Drug & Alcohol Abuse
- Violence and Abuse
- Sexual Health Education
- Peer Relationships
- Cultural Adjustment & Identity Issue
- Off-site Resources & Referrals
How do I refer a student to SSS?
Students, staff, or parents can refer a student to SSS. To submit a referral, click here!
In addition, students can self-refer or refer friends by coming directly to the SFC.
Students can also self-refer by booking an appointment with the Social Worker (Ms. Davis) (link to book appt. here)
What types of services are provided?
Students can participate in a variety of services including assessments, brief individual therapy or group therapy on-campus, and referrals to resources both on and off campus. Student Support Services provided to students are free and confidential!
How often will students miss classes to utilize the SSC?
Students usually participate in SSS services up to one hour per week. SSS providers will alternate class periods for appointments and/or group sessions so that students do not miss the same class regularly.
Where exactly is the SSC located?
Overfelt’s Student Support Services is located in the Health Clinic building (opposite side facing school) close to the student parking lot.
If you feel you need emotional support at this time or if you are concerned about the emotional needs of a friend, please come to SSS at any time during the school day. Counselors are available to talk with you. In addition, there are resources available in our community, 24 hours a day. Below are some phone numbers that you may call at any time, for any reason.