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The School Counseling Ministry is a grant supported program offered by Lutheran Counseling Services designed to place a therapist in non-public schools in the Orlando area. The goal of this program is to help non-public schools thrive as they meet the needs of diverse populations. This is done by offering counseling services to students, families and faculty on  campus.

Individual and group counseling offered to students and families on campus on a weekly basis.

Teacher Consultation

Therapist offers regular intervention meetings for teachers in responding to behavior problems in the classroom.

Crisis Management

Therapist is trained and available to respond to crisis on campus.

Presentations

Classroom presentations on a variety of topics including bullying, friendship skills, grief/loss, conflict resolution, ect.

Referral Resource

Therapist will connect students, families and faculty with resources in the community to meet their needs.

How it Works:

Schools interested in starting School Counseling Ministry on their campus will contract with LCS on an annual basis to place a therapist on their campus one day a week. The School’s financial responsibility will increase each year as the grant decreases so that in the fourth year of the program the school is financially supporting the therapist independently.

Wheat Ridge Ministries

LCS School Counseling Ministry was originally funded by a grant from Wheat Ridge Ministries and continues to partner with Wheat Ridge in order to grow this program into the future.

Lutheran Church Missouri-Synod

LCS School Counseling Ministry received a Domestic Grant from the Lutheran Church Missouri-Synod to fund the program in the 2014-2015 school year in LCMS Schools.

Support

In order to maintain growth and development of the LCS School Counseling Ministry LCS relies on a donor base. If you are interested in supporting this program please click here to financially support this ministry.

Referral Forms

Trinity Lutheran School – Downtown Orlando

A counselor is onsite at Trinity Lutheran School – Downtown Orlando for a half day each Monday to meet with students and assist the staff. Parents, teachers and staff can refer a student to the program by filling out the referral form: Counseling Referral Form Trinity Orlando.

Holy Cross Lutheran Academy – Sanford

Holy Cross Lutheran Academy has contracted with LCS to have a counselor on their Upper and Lower Campus one day a week. The counselor will be available to students and staff on Thursdays. Parents, teachers and staff can refer a student to the program by completing the form: Counseling Referral Form Holy Cross Lutheran Academy

Trinity Lutheran School – Kissimmee

Trinity Lutheran School – Kissimmee will have a counselor onsite on Tuesdays for a half day. The counselor will meet with students and assist staff in meeting the needs of families. Parents, teachers and staff can refer a student to the program by completing the form: Counseling Referral Form Trinity Kissimmee

St. Luke’s Lutheran School – Oviedo

St. Luke’s Lutheran School will have a counselor onsite on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The counselor will meet with students and assist staff in meeting the needs of families. Parents, teachers and staff can refer a student to the program by contacting the school counselor at guidance@sllcs.org.

The Christ School – Orlando

The Christ School will have a counselor onsite on Tuesday and Thursday for a half day. The counselor will meet with students and assist staff in meeting the needs of families. Parents, teachers and staff can refer a student to the program by contacting the school counselor at sharon@lcsfl.com.

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