What We Do

School Counseling

Our School Program

The School Counseling Ministry is a grant-supported program offered by Lutheran Counseling Services and 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 and their families and faculty on campus.

Individual and group counseling is offered to students and families on campus on a weekly basis. Services include:

Teacher Consultation
Therapists offer regular intervention meetings for teachers responding to behavior problems in the classroom.

Crisis Management
Therapists are trained and available to respond to crises on campus.

Presentations
Therapists deliver educational presentations on a variety of topics including bullying, friendship skills, grief/loss and conflict resolution in classrooms.

Referral Resource
Therapists connect students, families and faculty with community resources as needed.

Our Schools

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.

Faith Lutheran School - Eustis

Faith Lutheran School will have have a counselor onsite 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.

Lake Forrest Preparatory School - Maitland

Lake Forrest Prep will have a counselor onsite on Wednesdsays 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.

 

Start a Program at Your School

LCS contracts with schools on annual basis to place therapists on campuses 1-2 days per week. Grants are available to assist eligible schools as they launch counseling programs. Granted schools' financial responsibilities increase each year as the grant decreases with the understanding that by the fourth year the school is fully supporting its counseling program.

Schools interested in starting a School Counseling Ministry on their campus should contact LCS at 407-644-4692 or office@lcsfl.com

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 continue to grow this program moving forward.

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.

Additional Support
In order to sustain the growth and development of our School Counseling Ministry, LCS relies on its donor base. If you are interested in supporting this program please click here to financially support this ministry.

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