Parent Resources

  • Marion County Counseling Services Availabilities

    The following agencies are currently allowed to provide services on MCPS campuses if the services do not conflict with academic instructional time. MCPS does not endorse any one agency; this list is provided only to inform parents/guardians of the counseling services available.   MCPS is not responsible for the payment of these services.




     Arnette House


    The Arnette House provides counseling both on and off our main campus to help youth ages 6-17 and their families resolve crises and stay together. This may include opening lines of communication, teaching effective conflict resolution skills, or reducing high-risk behaviors.


    • Assist families in opening lines of communication
    • Teach families effective conflict-resolution skills
    • Reduce high-risk antisocial behaviors
    • Link families with needed community resources
    • Teach effective parenting skills



    Camelot Community Care


    Camelot's In-Home Counseling Program provides counseling and psychiatric services to clients in their homes, school, or in the community. Our programs utilize several evidence-based practices, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Functional Family Therapy, Multi-Dimensional Family Therapy, and others. The level of service provided to each client and/or their family is based upon the individual needs of the client.



    SMA (formerly known as The Centers)


    The Centers offer individual, family, and group/peer therapy for children ages 17 and under. Children receive specialized treatment designed to meet the child’s specific needs from master’s level clinicians. Our compassionate therapists are equipped to provide healing care addressing the following issues or experiences children may be struggling to overcome (not limited to):

    •  Depression
    • Anxiety
    • Family conflict
    • Anger
    • Trauma
    • Abuse
    • Behavioral issues
    • Self-esteem



    Children’s Home Society


    We provide the following types of behavioral health care in your community, which include services from a mental health and psychiatric treatment professional:

    • Assessment and Evaluation
    • Individual, Child, and Family Therapy
    • Medication Evaluation and Management
    • Targeted Case Management



    Families First

    813-290-8560, Option #4

    Families First of Florida provides the following services for children with mental and/or behavioral challenges:

    • Psychiatry/medication management
    • Mental health assessments
    • In-depth
    • Bio-psychosocial
    • Brief behavioral
    • Individual counseling (in-home and office)
    • Family counseling (in-home and office)
    • Child-parent psychotherapy (specific locations)
    • Parent-child CBT (Lakeland)
    • Behavioral services (integrated with counseling)
    • In-home parenting programs
    • Therapeutic visitation


    Key Life Concepts


    We assist in creating success for your children not only by improving their academic and behavioral skills but also by working with parents to create new home routines to increase school success. For clients receiving in-school counseling, counselors meet with the client and parents at home at least one time each month. Our counselors are trained in the research-proven methods of Motivational Interviewing and Stages of Change theory.


    Monarch Center


    Grief counseling and support are available to any adult and child at no cost.

    • Individual Counseling
    • Support groups for bereaved children and adults
    • Hands-on grief classes for children and adults
    • Bereavement camp for children 5-18, Camp Mariposa
    • Recreational outings for bereaved teens
    • School bereavement counseling on-site
    • Pet loss support groups
    • Memorial services-bi-annually

    Referral forms can be obtained by calling hospice at 352-873-7456 – the form will be emailed to you.