Nashville, Tenn.— Centerstone, one of the nation’s leading not-for-profit behavioral healthcare providers, has signed an agreement with Murfreesboro City Schools to deliver School-Based Therapy services at Bradley Academy and Reeves Rogers Elementary, effective immediately. As the 2016-2017 academic year begins, students will have access to onsite master’s level therapists trained to work with school age children who are experiencing emotional and behavioral challenges.
Centerstone’s School-Based Therapy services currently provides mental health treatment to children and adolescents in more than 200 locations throughout Tennessee. Therapists are integrated as members of the school team, working with teachers, administrators and parents to help students overcome behavioral, emotional or social problems that interfere with success at school and at home.
Common issues being treated include aggression, anxiety, depression, poor social skills, stress and trauma. Services offered range from individual, group and family therapy to collaboration with other community providers and resources.
“Our children come to Murfreesboro City Schools with emotional, physical and educational needs. We’re excited to partner with Centerstone’s School-Based Therapy services,” said Director of Schools Dr. Linda Gilbert. “We look forward to a successful partnership and to making a difference for more of Murfreesboro’s children.”
Regional Vice President Beth Hail who manages Centerstone’s operations in the Rutherford County area said, “Centerstone is honored to join Murfreesboro City Schools in providing behavioral healthcare services to these children and families. We want to help these students have a wonderful year of fun and learning at school.”
For more information about Centerstone’s School-Based Therapy services in Tennessee, visit www.centerstone.org/school-based or call (615) 460-4149.