The Red Lion Area School District is pleased to announce the addition of a new partnership with T.W. Ponessa & Associates Counseling Services to provide in-school therapeutic counseling services to our students in need of such assistance.
Why The Need
Red Lion Area School District’s Student Assistance Program members as well as faculty, staff and administrators are aware of a growing need for additional mental health support services for learners of ALL ages throughout the District. Frequently, there are barriers to parents/guardians providing students with access to mental health care outside of the school due to work schedules or transportation issues during the school day.
How it Works
A T.W. Ponessa counselor will be available for students within all school buildings on a set schedule. Our staff will work closely with T.W. Ponessa, and district families to identify students who may be in need of additional therapeutic counseling services for conditions ranging from ADHD to anxiety, depression and others. By offering these services during the school day, the Red Lion Area School District will remove barriers to therapeutic counseling such as parent/guardian work schedules or transportation issues. In addition, offering therapeutic counseling services in school will minimize the disruption to the student’s day by reducing the amount of time needed for therapeutic counseling appointments.
All counseling visits will be billed directly to parents/guardians insurance carriers and T.W. Ponessa’s Financial Services Department will handle all insurance and billing inquiries. If financial issues or billing inquiries are a concern, we will all work together to determine the best way to address those needs.
About T.W. Ponessa’s School-Based Programs
T.W. Ponessa's School-Based Outpatient Therapy is a program that allows for children, adolescents, parents, guardians, families and school personnel to receive behavioral-health treatment at school. School locations are licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services as outpatient mental health clinics. Therapists employed by T. W. Ponessa & Associates Counseling Services, Inc. hold master’s degrees in behavioral-health related fields (psychology, social work, counseling). Clinicians use strengths-based interventions to empower their clients to face the challenges that they experience in their daily living
For Additional Information
Please contact your School Counselor or School Social Worker for additional information on T.W. Ponessa’s School-Based Programs.