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ACP therapy available at Black Hawk

Black Hawk Middle School students have access to therapy, both at school and at home through the Associated Clinic of Psychology. School-linked mental health services are offered through a grant from The Children’s Mental Health Division of the Minnesota Department of Human Services. These services are available for qualifying students with mental health concerns, regardless of whether or not families have insurance.

For more information, contact school counselors Mary Beck at or Jill Heasley at or visit our Counseling page.

Mental Health Contacts

Secondary counseling

Licensed middle and high school counselors provide support for the needs of all students in the areas listed below and follow guidelines established by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA).

  • Academic support and guidance
  • Career exploration
  • College planning
  • Personal and social development
  • Chemical counseling
  • Community resource referrals
  • Credit recovery advisement
  • Crisis intervention counseling
  • Individual counseling
  • Goal setting
  • Mental health referrals
  • Staff and parent consultation
  • Student disability support
  • Support groups

Counselors design and implement comprehensive programs within their schools that are data-driven and results-focused, and work with students through individual meetings, small groups and classroom settings.

Effective school counseling programs provide increased student achievement, post-secondary school enrollments, improved attendance and test scores and higher academic grades.

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Information provided by National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

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