School Based Difficulty & School Refusal Counseling

School refusal occurs when a student will not go to school or frequently experiences severe distress related to school attendance.  Although young children usually find going to school fun and exciting, there are many factors throughout life that can make school a scary and unsafe space. Many children with school refusal have an earlier history of separation anxiety, social anxiety, or depression. Undiagnosed learning disabilities or reading disorders may also play a significant role in the development of school refusal. Through our school based difficulty and school refusal counseling, we can help explore your child's feelings towards school, and help parents with strategies and resources for working within their own home and with the school, to create transitions for the child to attend school now, and in the future of their schooling career.

The need for care and connection is greater than ever during these unprecedented times brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.  While we cannot meet people in person, we are currently offering secure video or phone sessions that many insurance companies have agreed to cover due to the unique circumstances.   

If we can be of help, please call our intake line to set up a new appointment.  847-676-4447 ext 2