Counseling & Mental Health

Supervisor: Dr. Robb Killen

931-388-8403, ext. 8169
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MCPS Family Resource Centers:
Mt. Pleasant Elementary School
           Whitthorne Middle School
           Columbia Central High School

Maury County Students in Transition
     (Short-term emergency assistance
      for students in transition)
     (931) 381-4054
     (931) 626-7835

Counseling Referral Form (Parent)

Counseling Referral Form (Faculty)

       Crisis Services:
Text "Hello" to 741741 to connect with
           a trained crisis counselor

           Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network (TSPN)
           (615) 297-1077​

           Suicide Prevention Lifeline
           (800) 273-8255    

            Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ)
            (866) 488-7386 

             Cowboy Up


*Resources for Netflix Series, "13 Reasons Why"

  • Each student has inherent worth.
  • Each student has the potential to succeed in LIFE as Lifelong learners, Independent thinkers, Fearless innovators, and Exemplary citizens.
  • Each student should have access to a high quality comprehensive counseling program, regardless of ethnic, cultural, racial, gender, economic, or special needs differences.
  • A high quality comprehensive school counseling program will remain relevant and effective through use of data to design, implement, and evaluate its services.
  • Collaboration with students, families, stakeholders, and community partners is crucial to meeting the needs of students.
  • In abiding by the American School Counselor Association Ethical Standards for School Counselors.

The Department of Counseling and Mental Health envisions a future where key student needs are met and supports are in place to foster development of well-rounded, informed, independent, and purpose-driven citizens who make a significant impact in their community.

The Department of Counseling and Mental Health strives to develop well-rounded citizens through comprehensive school counseling programs. These programs will utilize research-based, data-driven interventions and programs to promote the MCPS Seven Keys to College and Career Readiness, and promote thriving schools through programs and initiatives that encourage personal, social, emotional, and academic growth.

The comprehensive school counseling program is an integral part of the school environment. It is implemented by Masters and/or Doctoral level licensed professional school counselors. School counselors are specifically trained to address the issues within our schools that have a substantial impact on student learning. Serving as leaders and advocates, school counselors work with students, families, communities, faculty and staff to address issues that have a substantial impact on student academic, personal/social and career development. Counselor activities include:

Direct services – face-to-face interactions between school counselors and students.

  • School counseling curriculum (instruction/group activities)
  • Individual student planning (appraisal/advisement)
  • Responsive services (counseling/crisis response)
  • College/Career Readiness Counseling.

Indirect Student Services - services provided on behalf of students resulting from school counselors’ interactions with others.

  • Referrals
  • Consultation
  • Collaboration

Program Management and School Support

*Maury County Public Schools counseling program is implemented within the framework of the Tennessee School Counseling Model and Standards Policy. The Tennessee Model reflects the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) National Standards for School Counseling Programs and the ASCA National Model: A Framework for School Counseling Programs. See below for website links to both models:

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