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Centerstone Expands Mental Health Services to Hamilton County Schools

Centerstone to provide school-based counseling services for students in four schools

Nashville, Tenn.—Centerstone, the nation’s largest not-for-profit provider of community-based mental health and addiction services, is partnering with the Hamilton County Department of Education to implement school-based counseling services in four of the Hamilton County schools. Centerstone’s School-Based Therapists/Case Managers are now providing counseling services for students at Howard School of Academics and Technology, The Dawn School, Barger Academy of Fine Arts and Spring Creek Elementary School.

“We want to ensure treatment is accessible for all children who need it,” said John Page, Centerstone’s Chief Operating Officer for Specialty Services. “By offering therapy and counseling services within the school environment, our mental health professionals are able to identify problems early and provide help for children and their families.”

Students who struggle with behavioral disorders, hyperactivity, depression or other difficulties are referred by school counselors to Centerstone’s school-based staff members. Centerstone School-Based Therapists/Case Managers then work closely with school counselors to provide mental health counseling for students. Centerstone can also provide support for families and school personnel. Parents have the opportunity to be involved in treatment decisions, and connect with additional resources, if necessary. Additionally, Centerstone’s professionals work closely with school personnel, training them to work with at-risk children.

For more information about school-based services in Hamilton County, contact Centerstone’s Director for School-Based Services, Beth Hail at (615) 460-4149 or beth.hail@centerstone.org.

About Centerstone
Centerstone, a not-for-profit organization, has provided a wide range of mental health and addiction services to people of all ages for more than 55 years. Through more than 50 facilities and 160 partnership locations across Middle Tennessee, Centerstone serves 50,000 children, adolescents, adults and seniors each year. Centerstone is accredited by CARF International. For more information about Centerstone, please call 888-291-4357 or visit centerstone.org.

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