Reasons Why You Should Visit Your School Therapist


We can all admit that sometimes trying to keep up with grades, friends, family, a boyfriend or girlfriend and just being a teenager gets the best of us from time to time. Since there is nothing wrong with seeking help and we happen to spend a good portion of our time at school being able to see our school provided “therapist,” it wouldn’t be a bad idea; in fact, you could only benefit from getting a support team that would never leave you lonely. Therapy is incredibly helpful and helps with a range of issues, helping people with managing mental health conditions and experts say it’s worth it even if you don’t have a medical problem. Here are some great reasons why you should strongly consider going in and talking to a school therapist.

I can talk to teachers and staff if the students or the parents ask me, but in general everything is confidential between us and the student’s support team.

— Lydia Frazier, school-based therapist

1.You’re feeling isolated or alone.
High school is a big place and it’s easy to feel lost or alone. Maybe you’re in between friend groups, need help in a class but you’re too shy to ask for help, social anxiety gets the best of you some days? Everyone has their own reasons for feeling lonely in high school yet clearly you are not alone.

2.They can advocate for you
A school therapist can help you communicate in an efficient way with teachers or other students. Our support team at City can help you problem solve.

3.You just feel like you need to talk to someone.
Talking your problems out as opposed to keeping them inside is the better option. These problems can become a burden and take a toll on friendships and other relationships in your life if you keep them bottled up.

I love it there. Everyone is really nice, and I think they care a lot.

— Anonymous

4.They DON’T tell you what to do.
These therapists are here to help you relieve stress and problems you are facing, not create more.

5.You can receive counseling at school.
Perhaps you need a little break from class and want someone to listen to you for bit. A lot of things go on during school that can put a damper on your day. Being able to let some things out is sure to be beneficial. Students can receive school-based therapy after a parent or guardian gives consent.

If a parent, teacher, or the students themselves feel like they need counseling, the parent or the teacher or the student might reach out to me and then I can connect them with Lydia (City High’s school-based therapist) or with an outside therapist, if they want someone who is not school-based.

— Amy Kahle