McBee is a designated School Mental Health Center, where students and families can receive mental health services provided by a licensed therapist. SMHCs are overseen by AISD and operate in collaboration with Vida Clinic.
SMHC therapists use evidence-based practices to help students and families identify and treat behavioral issues and mental health concerns. Working with the family, therapists complete a thorough clinical assessment, create therapeutic goals with the student and provide ongoing therapy throughout the year. The treatment approach is strengths-based, rooted in therapeutic models such as cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma-informed care and motivational interviewing. All services are confidential, and student health information is protected under the law. SMHC therapists work collaboratively with other school-based programs, such as Communities in Schools, Council on At-Risk Youth and Safe Place to create a wraparound model for the whole child.
Check out AISD's Student Health page for more info.
See below for Vida Clinic's one-pager (English and Spanish) regarding services, their model of care, and contact information.