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Dayspring School-Based Services

Dayspring is a mental health agency serving people in the community. Through a partnership with area schools, we are able to make counseling accessible to many families.

Since we are located in the school, Dayspring staff have a unique opportunity to see how students function in their daily environment. Our staff will work with families to improve their children’s ability to thrive both at school and at home. Dayspring is dedicated to helping you meet the emotional and educational needs of your child and entire family.

When does a child need counseling? Some signs to look for:

  • Hearing voices that aren’t there
  • Expressing thoughts of suicide
  • Family problems
  • Difficulty fitting in socially
  • Ongoing stress
  • An inability to sit still
  • Regressing to younger developmental stages
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Exposure to trauma 
  • Persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness
  • Constant anger and tendency to overreact to situations
  • Aggression
  • Persistent worry, anxiety, or fearfulness
  • A sudden, unexplained drop in grades at school
  • A loss of interest in activities that were once enjoyed
  • Changes in sleeping or eating patterns
  • Reclusiveness, preferring to be alone rather than in the company of friends or family
Children must be eligible for Soonercare in order to receive Dayspring services. If a child is not eligible for Soonercare, we can help you find other options for counseling services.

How do I enroll my child?

Ask your child’s school for a Dayspring Referral Form.

Complete and return the form to your child’s teacher or school counselor.

A Dayspring therapist will contact you to complete an intake appointment for your child. During this appointment, you will provide background information, set goals for counseling, and sign consent forms.

We use evidence-based techniques such as play therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and family systems therapy to address social and emotional issues children face. This is done by a licensed therapist or a person who has completed their master’s degree and is under supervision to become licensed.

For those children who are experiencing significant challenges, this service will teach social and emotional skills resulting in a more stable home and school environment.

Our integrated services meet the holistic needs of the family, including mental health, physical health, medical care, basic needs, and educational support. A support team will work with your family to set and attain goals and assist you on your way to success.

When children are having an emotional or behavioral crisis, Dayspring staff may intervene as needed to help de-escalate the situation.

When school is not in session, Dayspring will continue to work with your family. During school and holiday breaks, we focus on activities that improve social and
emotional learning.

Our counselors use art therapy, cooking therapy, recreation therapy, and other experiences to increase the children’s social skills, emotional intelligence, and coping skills. These activities keep children connected to the school so they remain in the habit of learning and adjust better when it is time to return to the classroom.

Our therapists and care coordinators continue to be available for individual and family services year round. These services may be conducted either in your home or at the school. Services administered at the school may be scheduled by appointment even when school is not in session.


Call: 918-712-0859

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