If your child is struggling in the school environment they might be eligible for service through Glade Runs School Based Mental Health (SBMH) outpatient counseling services. At Glade Run we are able to help bridge the gap by emphasizing a team approach with your child, their Glade Run counselor, their educators, and the community.

Glade Run currently partners with school districts throughout Allegheny, Beaver, and Butler counties to provide School Based Mental Health (SBMH) outpatient counseling services.  These partnerships effectively diminish barriers that historically have prohibited some families from accessing mental health services. These barriers could be location, transportation issues, or even stigma.


What is School Based Mental Health (SBMH)?

Glade Run’s SBMH program is mental health services for school age youth that addresses social, emotional, and behavioral health along with the ability to cope with life’s challenges. Services are delivered in the school setting during the school day and, if needed, can continue during the summer months. SBMH services are provided by licensed and unlicensed Master’s level therapists through Glade Run Lutheran Services.

Glade Run operates two school-based outpatient program models: Mental Health Partnership (MHP) and Therapeutic Classroom. The school-based therapists conduct initial psycho-social assessments and then provide individual, family, and group therapy.


Is this service available in my school district?

Glade Run currently partners with public and private schools in the following districts:

  • Butler Area
  • Big Beaver Falls
  • Estherville Lincoln Central
  • Early Learning Connections
  • North Allegheny
  • North Catholic
  • North Hills
  • Pine Richland
  • Pittsburgh Public Schools
  • Propel Schools
  • Riverview
  • St. Stephen’s Academy
  • Seneca Valley
  • Urban Charter
  • Wilkinsburg


How do I get started?

Referrals may be completed by parents/guardians, teachers, nurses, counselors/social workers or the student him/herself.

This referral is forwarded to Glade Run’s Outpatient Referral Coordinator, who verifies student insurance and forwards to the program supervisor for staffing.

At that time, the assigned therapist will contact the student’s family to set up intake, which will take place at the school. This process is typically completed within 24-48 hours.

The referral form can be found here


As a parent, do I have any financial obligation?

Payment is based on individual insurance. After completing the referral parents will be informed of any financial obligation prior to the start of any services.


Download the School Based Mental Health packet to learn more

For general questions about this service contact Glade Run’s Outpatient Referral Coordinator at 

This email is intended to be used for general inquiries. In the event of an emergency or mental health crisis, please call 911 or your local county crisis center. A list of crisis centers can be found here