Mental Health & School Counseling
The school counselor’s role in student mental health development is to recognize and respond to the need for mental health intervention and to provide services that promote access to wellness for all students. School counselors are prepared to help families maximize student success in school. Through the school counseling curriculum, our counselors offer prevention and short-term crisis intervention until a student is connected with available community resources.
All Randolph Township School counselors play a crucial role in assisting students and parents seeking to coordinate with community resources for additional assistance. These referrals will assist families in treating mental health issues (suicidal ideation, violence, abuse and depression)
Outside Counseling Resources
While our staff does not endorse any one counselor or therapist, our school counseling and child study teams, in each building, have a list of professional counselors, social workers, psychologists and psychiatrists that have worked well with Randolph students. Any one of these staff members could assist with making a referral for mental health services.
We recommend the following resources:
Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide
This website is a parent resource that help parents learn about the factors that can put a teen at risk for suicide. We encourage our families to spend the time to review the online resources like SPTC to become aware of the warning signs. The more parents know, the better equipped they will be to help at risk children.
Psychology Today -- Therapist Finder
Psychology Today provides a Therapist Finder search engine on their website. The search engine allows for consumers to filter for insurance company, location, specialties, gender of therapist, specific therapeutic issues as well as a host of other needs that someone may want to consider when choosing a therapist.
Perform Care - New Jersey Children's System of Care
When a child is facing challenges to their functioning and well-being, finding the right services and support can be overwhelming. We are committed to helping you access the right services for your child. Perform care provides behavioral health services, intellectual and developmental disabilities services, and substance use services.
A place to turn when you need to find state or local health and human service resources to address urgent needs or everyday concerns. Services are free, confidential, and multilingual. 211 is always open.
- Basic Human Needs: Contact 2-1-1 when you need help finding food banks, clothing closets, shelters, rental assistance, utility assistance...
- Support for Children, Youth and Families: Reach out to us to learn about resources for childcare, after school programs, Kids Care (health insurance programs), family resource centers, summer camps and recreation programs, mentoring, tutoring, protective services...
- Physical and Mental Health Resources: We'll help you find health insurance programs, Medicaid and Medicare, maternal health, Children’s Health Insurance Program, medical information lines, crisis intervention services, support groups, counseling, drug and alcohol intervention and rehabilitation services...
Morris County Psychological Association
Morris County Psychological Association has a member finder feature in order to find psychologists in and around Morris County. Specialties and contact information is available.