People Cared For

  • Adolescents
  • Children

Level of Care

  • School Based

Payment Type

  • Medicaid

The Baltimore City School-Based Mental Health Program serves to augment the services provided by public schools to best meet the needs of students. In partnership with each school, our program provides support and clinical care for students in need.

About Baltimore City School-Based Mental Health Program 

The Baltimore City School-Based Program provides behavioral health services to students in select Baltimore City Public Schools. Licensed clinicians provide individual therapy, prevention groups, and behavioral health consultations to address barriers to learning, foster positive interpersonal relationships, and expand on behavioral health services offered within the schools. Students are referred for services for assistance navigating anxiety, trauma, mood, attention, and other conditions that affect their well-being.

Who we serve

The Baltimore City School-Based Mental Health Program treats students in participating schools for a variety of mental healthcare needs. Students must have Maryland Medicaid insurance in order to receive individual therapy services. 

Participating schools

  • Forest Park High School
  • Maree G. Farring Elementary and Middle School
  • James McHenry Elementary and Middle School
  • City Neighbors Charter School
  • Fort Worthington Elementary and Middle School
  • The Mount Washington School
  • Mary E. Rodman Elementary School
  • Moravia Park Elementary School

Mental healthcare and support provided through prevention groups on:

  • Self-esteem
  • Peer relationships
  • Conflict resolution
  • Emotional regulation
  • Social skills
  • Other life skills 

Our services

  • Diagnostic Evaluations
  • Individual therapy
  • Prevention groups
  • Behavioral health consultations

What to expect

Once a student has enrolled in the program, they will receive a diagnostic evaluation. From there, our clinicians will create an individualized treatment plan with concrete goals. Staff will arrange weekly therapy services as necessary to help students achieve those goals. Prevention groups are conducted weekly with rotating topics and students depending on the needs of the school and attendees.

How to access services

Referrals can be made by families, school staff, or students.