School-Based Mental Health (SBMH)

Our School-Based Mental Health Program provides mental health services right in your child’s school. The in-school model fosters early recognition of mental health needs and promotes an atmosphere that recognizes the interconnectedness between education and mental health. 

What is the goal of the School-Based Mental Health Program? 

For more than fifteen years, ARISE has provided School-Based Mental Health (SBMH) services by licensed clinicians. ARISE strives to increase students’ access to mental health services and match their emotional/behavioral needs with targeted, evidence-based interventions. Providing mental health treatment at school allows immediate access to services while reducing barriers to treatment, such as the lack of transportation or childcare. 

Telemental Heath Services are Available! 

How would telemental health work with my child? 

Our licensed clinicians use evidence-based practices to engage your family through secure video conferencing. We’ll use interactive technology to build a therapeutic relationship with you and your child while working on identified treatment goals. Call our intake line at (315) 671-2955 to be connected to our intake coordinator to find out more! 

Financial Considerations

We accept most insurances:

Medicaid, Managed Medicaid, Medicare, Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and many private insurances. No one will be denied access to services due to inability to pay. We offer a sliding fee discount program that is based on family size and income. Please speak with the ARISE Office Manager (315-671-2950) if you have questions.


Sandy O’Dwyer 
Mental Health Clinic Office Manager 
(315) 671-2950 



Syracuse City School District 

Elementary Schools 

Bellevue Elementary School 

Dr. Weeks Elementary School 

Dr. King Elementary School 

Syracuse Latin School 

Porter Elementary School 

Franklin Elementary School 

Middle and K-8 Schools 

Ed Smith Pre-K – 8 School 

Frazer Pre-K – 8 School 

Huntington Pre-K – 8 School 



High Schools 



Lyncourt Union Free School District (K-8)  

Solvay Union Free School District  

Solvay Elementary School 

Solvay Middle School 

Solvay High School 

East Syracuse-Minoa Central School District 

Woodland Elementary School 

Pine Grove Middle School 

East Syracuse Minoa Central High School 

East Syracuse Elementary

Minoa Elementary

Fremont Elementary

Liverpool Central School District

Longbranch Elementary

Liverpool Elementary

Liverpool Middle School

Jordan-Elbridge Central School District

Jordan-Elbridge Middle School

Jordan-Elbridge High School


Central Square School District 

AA Cole Elementary School 

Millard Hawk Elementary School 

Central Square Middle School 

Paul V Moore High School