Sandy Ridge Counseling

Welcome to the Sandy Ridge Counselors' website: Counseling to the Stars!


We miss seeing all of you at school and are thinking of you during this unexpected extended break. Do you have questions about what is going on? It is normal to have Big Thoughts and Feelings during this time of uncertainty. So, we have gathered some links to activities and read-aloud stories on this website, that may help you manage these unexpected thoughts and feelings. Enjoy checking this site out!

We will certainly be in the Yellow Zone- excited!- when we get to see you again!

Take care of yourselves,

Ms. Brown & Ms. LaBarre


As a result of Durham Public Schools being closed in an effort to help control the spread of COVID – 19, Ms. Brown and Ms. LaBarre, are working from home for the next few weeks. In the event of an emotional or mental health concern please use the following community resources: Carolina Outreach Behavioral Health Urgent Care (919-251-9009) or Freedom House Mobile Crisis Services (866-275-9552).

Social Emotional and Mental Health Supports for Students

  • Co-Located Mental Health - Students who are currently receiving services from one of six DPS Co-Located Mental Health providers will continue receiving services through teleconferencing.

  • Carolina Outreach Behavioral Health Urgent Care is a community based resource that provides immediate mental health needs, including medication bridges, safety assessments, and crisis counseling as well as making thoughtful connections to ongoing services to assure continuity of care. They can be reached at 919-251-9009.

  • Freedom House Recovery Center: Mobile Crisis Services 24/7 - A mobile crisis team can come to students and staff homes or other locations and guide them safely through a mental health or substance abuse crisis. The mobile crisis dispatch can be reached at 1-866-275-9552. If an emergency please contact 911.