As schools across the U.S. grapple with the student mental health crisis, the use of telehealth therapy for students has skyrocketed.

    8 months ago

    As a therapist who looked at working in schools. OMG. Dude. It’s fucked up. Low pay, and a huge huge case load of kids in crisis. You are mostly doing behavioral support and getting called to rooms. A typical individual case load is 25-30 1hr sessions or doubled if the school wants you to do 30 min sessions. Everything is scheduled back to back, you are expcoto be able to do on classroom support when there are behavioral issues. So 30 hours of scheduled clients, drop in behavioral support as needed, you still need to get all of your notes done. And your battling the school the entire time with incredibly low pay as opposed to working in a private practice. On top of that, if you want to serve a district that is really needed. You’re going to be living in a rural community. I live in a rural community. That means every time you go to the grocery store you get to see your kids you work with. You get to see the parents of the kids you work with. Your kids most likely go to school with the kids that you’re working with. It’s hard, it’s complicated, and it’s bullshit.