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Mrs. Melissa McDavid

Phone: Request an appointment by email at this time
 
Degrees and Certifications:
Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP), Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP), Certified Child and Adolescent Trauma, Professional (CATP)
Clubs Sponsored: Cats Care
 

We have finished the 23-24 school year! Have a great summer Railcats!

My goal is for each and every student to have the support that they need to reach their goals. Sometimes there are events in our lives that make the path on the educational journey hard to see. I am here to help support students along the path toward social/emotional well-being so that they can achieve individual success.

A little bit about me: I became an educator and mental health provider because of the positive impact of helpful teachers and mentors in my life. I have directly seen the positive impact that educators and counselors can make in the lives of youth. I have served Pearland ISD as a master's level School Psychologist for 12 years prior to being a Student Support Counselor.  For the last 6 years, I have served in the role of Student Support Counselor at Turner High School. My office is located in the Counseling Office at Tuner High School. On a weekly basis, I meet with students during the day and lunch hour. I also meets with teachers, parents, specialists, staff, and administrators to monitor student progress and discuss any needs related to students.

Outside of school, I enjoy many activities, such as spending time with my family, exercising and spending time outside.

24-25 video of Mrs. McDavid's role at THS will be published in the Fall of 2024!  

As a student, you may encounter academic, emotional and social concerns at some point in your time in high school. It is not uncommon for students to say " I don't need counseling because I am not crazy!" Students seeking counseling support seek the service for a wide range of issues which may include low academic performance, stress, anxiety, loss of a loved one, relationship problems, loneliness, depression, adjustment issues, identity issues, and suicidal thoughts. This is not a comprehensive list but it gives you some idea. It takes strength and courage to ask for help when you need it, which is the first step to solving any difficulty.

 As Your Student Support Counselor, I Will ...
  • Support You In Figuring Out What To Do
  • Provide You A Space To Relax
  • Help You To See Your Strengths
  • Provide You With Resources In And Out of School 
  • Celebrate Your Successes
  • Collaborate With You to Make the Hard Stuff A Little Easier

Want to schedule a time to meet with Mrs. McDavid? Email mcdavidm@pearlandisd.org 

Services offered during the school year for all students:
  • Small groups
  • Mental health student learning events
  • Individual meetings

Referrals to mental health agencies as requested or appropriate; On campus therapy is available through Youth and Family Counseling. Online referrals for therapy are also made through Baylor College of Medicine's TCHATT program. Contact Mrs. McDavid if interested.

Consultation with campus staff

Support of the campus mental health club, Cats Care

 

Wellness /Mental Health Resources

Students can visit Mrs. McDavid's Canvas page for an extensive list of resources.

The link provides listings for Pearland area counseling resources and additional online support.

 

Ultimate Mental Health Resource Guide for teens:

Email Mrs. McDavid at
if you have questions about specific resources or groups.
 

How to Start a Conversation About Mental Health:

 

Social Media Dangers: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=He3IJJhFy-I - Great video for parents!

Also visit the National Online Safety Commission for helpful resources! https://nationalonlinesafety.com/

Concerned about how you have been feeling? Mental Health America provides a confidential mental health test by clicking here  

 

24/7 Crisis Hotline: 988

If you or someone you know is struggling or in crisis, help is available. Call or text 988 or chat 988lifeline.org. Veterans, press 1 when calling.