Overfelt High School's Mental Health & Wellness Center provides a safe and supportive environment 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.
The Mental Health & Wellness Center 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 the Mental Health & Wellness Center address?
The MHWC 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 the MHWC?
Students, staff, or parents can refer a student to the MHWC. To submit a referral, click here!
In addition, students can self-refer or refer friends by coming directly to the MHWC.
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. Services provided to students are free and confidential!
How often will students miss classes to utilize the MHWC?
Students usually participate in MHWC services for up to one hour per week. Service 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 MHWC located?
Overfelt’s Mental Health & Wellness Center is located in the Health Clinic building (opposite side facing school) close to the student parking lot.