School-Based Therapist’s Monthly Newsletter
Walnut Street is happy to be able to once again offer a school-based therapy option for our families.
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WHAT IS SCHOOL-BASED THERAPY?
The school-based mental health program is a partnership between Orchard Place Child Guidance
Center and several Des Moines area school districts. The purpose is to assist children and families
in gaining access to high quality mental health services by removing barriers associated with cost,
transportation and time away from school that can often interfere with the accessibility of
services. School-based therapy is a voluntary outpatient mental health service. Parents and/or
legal guardians must consent to these services prior to the therapist meeting with any students.
The services received are consistent with those in any outpatient mental health clinic and can
include both individual and family therapy.