Counseling & Mental Health
Welcome to the CMS Counseling page!
What do we do?
- Personal/Social Development
- Provide the foundation for personal/social growth as students progress through school and into adulthood.
- Academic Development
- Implement strategies and activities to support and maximize each student's ability to learn.
- Career Development
- Provide the foundation for the acquisition of skills, attitudes and knowledge that enable students to make a successful transition from school to the world of work, and from job to job across the life span.
How we can help...
- Strategies and support for improving grades
- Organizational, test-taking, and study skills
- Improving self-advocacy and comfort working with teachers
- Feeling down or suicidal (or reporting a friend)
- Concerns about being bullied or reporting bullying
- Friendship help and mediating conflict with peers
- Learning more about career options and life after high school
- Personal and family challenges (e.g., mental health, substance abuse, conflict)
- Community Resources (e.g., financial help, counseling, medical needs)
Mental Health & Crisis Resources
- Tri-Cities Area Counseling Resources for Parents & Community
- Comprehensive Healthcare Crisis Response website
- Suicide & Crisis Lifeline website
- Hotline & Help Lines:
National Suicide Prevention website: Hotline (call or text): 988
Care Crisis Response Service: (Mental Health) 800-584-3574
Girl's and Boy's Town (abuse, anger, school, chemical dependency, relationships, and depression) 800-448-3000
Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-562-6025
National Eating Disorders Association: 800-931-2237
Washington Recovery Help Line: 866-789-1511
National Sexual Assault Hotline: 800-656-4673
Teen Link (teen volunteers 6-10p.m.) call or text: 866-833-6546
Young Women's Christian Association: 800-695-0162
LGBT National Help Center: 888-843-4564
Trans Lifeline (Transgender friendly services): 877-565-8860
Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ friendly services) 866-488-7386
- Local Resources:
Benton County Crisis Response: (509) 792-1747
Cork's Place (Grief Support for children, teens and families) 509-783-7416
My Friend's Place (Overnight shelter for teens): 509-438-0079
- Support, Advocacy and Resource Center (crisis line): 509-374-5391
Teenage Binge Drinking Effects [alcohol.org] looks at how early onset of drinking, including binge drinking, has been linked to long-term alcohol abuse in adults.
Educating Children about Responsible Alcohol Use [alcohol.org] provides information on talking to kids about safe and responsible alcohol consumption early on to make a huge difference.
Rehab for Teens & Finding The Right Treatment Center: Teens have very unique needs when it comes to their treatment, so it can be worth it to take the time to find an inpatient rehab center that caters to an adolescent population.
Counselor: Students A-K
Counselor: Students L-Z
Student Assistance Professional