School Counseling Program

Catholic Charities School-Based Behavioral Health Services are currently available at CROSS Academies of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston Catholic Schools and Lawson Academy. Licensed mental health therapists are available to provide services free of charge to students attending the schools served.

Therapists provide a wide variety of support at your child’s school. Students can participate in individual sessions to help in his or her personal growth. During these sessions therapists address concerns and build strengths. Therapists are bilingual in English and Spanish.

1). How Therapists Help
  • Therapy for both students and families
  • Educational presentations to students and parents
  • Training to school staff
2). How Therapist Aim to Help Parents
  • Talk effectively with their children
  • Reduce conflict and tension at home
  • Learn about child development
  • Find resources in their community
3). How Therapists Aim to Help Children
  • Have a positive school experience
  • Develop healthy relationships and social skills
  • Develop healthy coping skills for their everyday issues such as divorce, separation, loss, or any other change that might impact their everyday functioning
  • Reduce stress, anxiety, worry
  • Improve communications and self-esteem
  • Manage changes and transitions
4). Current Schools We Serve In
  • Assumption Catholic School
  • Holy Ghost Catholic School
  • Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School – Galena Park
  • Resurrection Catholic School
  • St. Augustine Catholic School
  • St. Christopher Catholic School
  • St. Mary of the Purification Catholic School
Gabriela School (1)
Gabriela Tornero, LPC, CCTP
Jenifer School (1)
Jenifer Santos, LCSW, CCTP
Stefani Mercado P
Stefani Mercado, LCSW, CCTP