Our mission at SBCA is to provide an excellent education in a safe and caring environment that helps students discover the plans God has for their lives. Because we know that the emotional and spiritual health of our students is a significant contributing factor to being able to realize this mission, we are excited to partner with the Liberty Network International Center for Healing to offer faith-based counseling services. Counseling services are provided at no cost to SBCA students.
We would like to encourage you to take advantage of these beneficial services. Counseling services can help with everyday challenges that effect everyone such as critical thinking, becoming self-aware, life coping skills, processing your emotions, anger management and so much more. You do not have to be in a crisis state to benefit from counseling.
The American Academy of Psychiatry states that 1 in 5 children have a diagnosable emotional or behavioral disorder and the U.S. Department of Education believes that schools can play a crucial role in early diagnosis and treatment.
Marriage and family therapist, Amber Flores, is on campus two days per week, Monday and Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Ms. Flores holds a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy from Capella University and a bachelor’s in psychology from the University of Phoenix. She is currently working on her PsyD in Clinical Psychology with Capella University.
She has experience counseling all age levels and also has previous teaching experience with a teaching certificate and background teaching fifth and sixth grade science. Her treatment background includes experience working with a variety of diagnoses such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and PTSD.
Parents must complete a counseling authorization form for themselves and for their child in order to quality for services. Forms are available at our front office or online at: www.southbaldwinca.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Counseling-Parental-Consent.pdf
Ms. Flores is also available to answer any questions you may have via phone at (850) 972-9015 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.