Parent Resources

  • Marion County Counseling Services 

    MCPS does not endorse any one agency; this list is provided only to inform parents/guardians of some of the counseling services available.  Additional resources can be provided through the student's primary care provider. TMCPS is not responsible for 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.

    •  Individual and group counseling (depression, anxiety, self-esteem, identity issues, trauma, family conflict and more)
    • Human Trafficking screening
    • Evidence-based family counseling for children ages 6-11
    • Link families with needed community resources
    • Children in Need of Services (CINS)/Families in Need of Services (FINS) case management for attendance and behavioral issues


    Big Bear Behavioral Health Inc.

    1-800-840-2528, ext.1

    Big Bear Behavioral Health clinicians and case managers work diligently to pair clients with a service provider that is best suited to meet their individual needs. Clinicians and case managers travel to see clients at home and school for services. An array of services includes, but is not limited to: 

    • In-home individual counseling/therapy
    • In-home family counseling/therapy
    • In-school, individual counseling/therapy
    • Psychiatric evaluations
    • Medication management and follow-up appointments
    • Targeted case management for children
    • Comprehensive assessments that provide a working diagnosis and accurate treatment recommendations

    Center for Autism & Related Services (CARD)


    CARD serves children and adults of all levels of intellectual functioning who have autism, autistic-like disabilities, pervasive development disorder, dual sensory impairments (deaf-blindness), or vision or hearing loss with another disabling condition.  We are required by the legislation that created CARD to have documentation of a qualifying diagnosis in order for an individual to receive our services.  The diagnosis can be made by a physician, such as a pediatrician, psychiatrist, or neurologist, or by a licensed psychologist.  In cases where no diagnosis is made, we encourage parents to call us for information on where they can go for a diagnostic evaluation.

    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.


    Children's Home Society


    We provide the following types of behavioral health care in your community, which include services from Mental Health Professionals:

    • Assessment and Evaluation
    • Individual, Child and Family Therapy
      • Family Worm Line

    Choices, Chances, Changes


    Choices, Chances, Changes offers a variety of services tailored to individual, family, and agency needs/requirements.  We incorporate a brief therapeutic model with an emphasis on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) directed at helping individuals and families succeed in their potential lives and environments.  When specialized or longer-term services are needed, we further incorporate CBT, psychoeducational opportunities, and/or more intensive counseling.

    Faithfully Guided Health Center


    Faithfully Guided Health Center offers clinical Christian counseling services. Our therapists are licensed and/or registered with the State of Florida. Our counseling services are unique in that we collaborate with a team of professionals to promote healing through lifestyle interventions that help treat the whole person, spirit, mind, and body. Individual counseling services include:

    • Anger                                                                                         Fear
    • Anxiety                                                                                       Grief
    • Communication & Boundaries                                                   Identity & Spiritual Development
    • Coping Skills                                                                              Self-Harm
    • Depression

    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


     Ignite Community Counseling & Resource Center


    Ignite Community Counseling and Resource Center provides a wide range of Outpatient and In-Home Psychotherapy services to help people of all ages and ethnicities identify and modify behaviors, learn positive coping mechanisms, and find healthy outlets for expressing feelings.  Services include but are not limited to:

    • Anger
    • Coping Skills
    • Depression
    • School Issues Substance Abuse
    • Trauma & PTSD



    IMPOWER's Telehealth Program provides mental health and substance abuse services. These services can be done in the school setting or in the privacy of the student/family home.  Serving ages 6 years thru adulthood.  IMPOWER accepts all Medicaid plans and funding is available statewide for individuals who are uninsured/underinsured.  IMPOWER's services include:

    • Mental Health & Substance abuse counseling
    • Family therapy
    • Psychiatric Evaluation
    • Medication 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.


    Ocala Consulting and Prevention


    Ocala Consulting & Prevention provides a wide range of Outpatient Psychotherapy services to help people of all ages identify and modify behaviors, learn communication skills, develop positive coping mechanisms, find support structures, and seek healthy outlets for expressing feelings.

    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety
    • Family Counseling
    • PTSD/Trauma/Sexual Abuse
    • Substance Abuse
    • Depression
    • Co-Occurring Disorders

    Omega Behavior Analysis, LLC


    Omega Behavior Analysis, LLC provides direct care, in-home, and school services. Services include, but are not limited to:

    • Behavior interventions for individuals with verbal aggression, physical aggression, and other socially restrictive behaviors
    • Development and implementation of Behavior Support Plans and Crisis Prevention Plans
    • Parent-family training
    • Treatments for behaviors related to Autism, Emotional Behavior disabilities, and other intellectual and developmental disabilities
    • Replacement behavior strategies