Student Mental Health Supports
In addition to your school counselor, FBISD has mental health resources available at all of our campuses. To access this help, please see your school counselor to find the best fit for you.
FBISD Mental Health Counselors
FBISD has six mental health counselors. They are all Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC) and are able to provide services in English and Spanish. Please see your school counselor for more information.
Another FBISD partner, Clearhope Counseling & Wellness Center, exists to remove access barriers to high-quality mental health services in the Greater Houston area. As a driving part of this vision, Clearhope accepts all major insurances including Medicaid and Medicare (normal co-pays apply) and has tele-therapy options during this COVID-19 event. Clearhope founder Heather Lambert, a 17-year veteran teacher, school counselor, and administrator, is driven by the missional belief that “No one should hurt alone.” The Clearhope Team takes a client-centered, collaborative approach to providing expert mental health services conducted by fully licensed LPCs, LMFTs, and LCSWs. The Clearhope Team is a diverse group of clinical experts who care deeply for the mental health and wellness of their clients and communities. Clearhope has offices in Pasadena, Sugar Land, and Summerwood (FALL 2020). Make an appointment and/or learn more about The Clearhope Team here: https://www.clearhopewellness.com/about-us
Invo Healthcare (IMPACT)
Invo Healthcare IMPACT partners with 8 of our elementary campuses and one of our middle schools. IMPACT (Invo Multidisciplinary Program to Address Childhood Trauma) utilizes a multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of students struggling with mental health challenges and social/emotional issues at home and school. Interventions are delivered in a school setting by mental health professionals experienced in providing trauma-informed care. Knowledge of behavior support interventions is also utilized in the school setting to help students become more successful mentaly, socialy, and academically. IMPACT therapists work in the school during teachers’ hours, closely collaborating with school staff and administrators, while being in constant communication with the school mental health liaison. They are considered a representative of the school, and regular support is provided by an IMPACT clinical supervisor. See your school counselor for more details.
Sugar Land Counseling Center
Sugar Land Counseling Center (SLCC) was founded in 2006 by Dr. Kiran Mishra, a graduate of FBISD’s Dulles High School. SLCC has an office in Sugar Land and offers therapeutic services at the campus, in their office, or virtually. Families can pay for services through insurance or self-pay. SLCC can provide campus based services at Austin Parkway Elementary, First Colony Middle School, Fort Settlement Middle School, and Sartartia Middle School. Please see your school counselor for more information or your parent can go directly to the Sugar Land Counseling Center website to schedule an appointment.
According to the Grief Handbook for Teens (click link below), "Grief is a normal and natural response to loss. And, loss is something that you feel when there is a separation from something or someone that you care about. There are many kinds of grief and loss that we face everyday. You may experience grief when a pet dies, when a friend moves away, or if your parents divorce. You may feel a loss when you have to change schools, or when you and your boyfriend or girlfriend break up. And there is grief when someone you love dies." These feelings can be really hard to deal with alone. It is important that you find one person who you feel safe with to share your thoughts and feelings. This could be a friend, a parent, a teacher, counselor, or anyone else you trust. Check out the online resources below for some creative ideas to help you manage your grief.
The District’s confidential helpline to share mental health concerns such as depression or suicidal thoughts. It includes both talking and texting features. Students, parents, and staff can text the word SPEAK to 741741 or call 281-240-8255 (TALK) to connect with a crisis counselor. Both services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.