Mental Health

Welcome to the Charles County Public Schools Mental Health webpage.  Stop by each week for mental health resources for CCPS students and their parents.

Good mental health is important for everyone, and as important as physical health to our quality of life. Mental health is not simply the absence of mental illness, but also means having the skills necessary to cope with life's  challenges. If ignored, mental health problems can interfere with children’s learning, development, relationships and physical health.

School counselors and school psychologists work to support CCPS students and families.  Click here to Meet Your School Counselor by watching a video to learn more about how they are making a difference in your school.

Check out the Community Events this Summer under Parent Resources.

CCPS Offering parent/guardian support over the summer

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is providing a parent/guardian support clinic to families this summer. Starting June 21, parents of children enrolled in CCPS can make an appointment for a one-hour consultation to discuss the social, emotional and behavioral needs of their child.

Consultations will be virtual with a CCPS school psychologist, school counselor, and/or a pupil personnel worker. In-person meetings will be offered on a limited basis.

Appointments will be scheduled between the hours of 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, from June 21 through Aug. 13. To make an appointment, call 301-392-7507 or email Beila Lugo, CCPS mental health coordinator, at

The clinic is supported by staff in the CCPS student services department. The goal of the clinic is to provide additional resources to families as the community continues to transition from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Additional supports may be offered to families after the consultation. Services are limited to situations for children that have an educational focus, such as concerns with school attendance, behavior during virtual learning, lack of social interactions with peers, etc. Parents with questions should contact Beila Lugo at

Beila Lugo, MS,NCSP

Mental Health Coordinator
Nationally Certified School Psychologist

Emergency Resources: