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School Based Health Services
Brunswick County School System

Coastal Horizons has been contracted to provide school-based mental health services for several years in all Brunswick County schools. Each school has one designated therapist that is an active participant with student support services to ensure the holistic needs of the student are addressed. Students are able to receive individual counseling as well as group services in many schools. In many situations, County funding is able to assist in meeting counseling needs. Juvenile Crime Prevention Council funding also allows for the evidence based Aggression Replacement Training (ART) group therapy to occur in local middle and high schools. Referrals for school-based counseling in this county are determined by school administrators.

Pender County School System

Coastal Horizons has been providing school based mental health services since 2012 in Pender County. Therapists are available at eleven of the local public schools offering individual counseling. Referrals are identified by school personnel, and families can often self-refer. Aggression Replacement Training (ART) is offered at local high schools, funded by local Juvenile Crime Prevention Council funds. In 2015, Coastal Horizons was selected by Pender Alliance for Teen Health (PATH) to provide mental health and behavioral services at their three school-based health centers to ensure integrated health services. Please call our Pender County office to schedule services for your student or child, or visit out web site at for more information.

Wilmington Health Access for Teens

Coastal Horizons provides mental health, substance use, and prevention services in several schools throughout the county via Coastal's Wilmington Health Access for Teens (WHAT). For more information about the comprehensive services of WHAT of Coastal Horizons, please check out our website at

Lake Forest Academy Day Treatment

Coastal Horizons Center’s Lake Forest Academy Day Treatment Program in conjuction with New Hanover County School System acts as part of a multidisciplinary team with family, students, educators, and other mental health providers to ensure success in achieving goals set out by the student’s Individualized Education Plan (IEP) and Person-Centered Plan (PCP). Students are taught positive problem-solving skills through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and appropriate social interaction skills by interacting with and role-modeling by all staff. Day Treatment is available for Kindergarten through 8th grade students year round. Referrals can come from any community partners or self-referral. Please click here to download the referral form.