Counseling center at Plano ISD celebrates first semester in operation

The center opened last fall and began fully operating in October, according to Plano ISD. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)
The center opened last fall and began fully operating in October, according to Plano ISD. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)

The center opened last fall and began fully operating in October, according to Plano ISD. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Southern Methodist University Center for Family Counseling and Mediation at Plano ISD celebrated its first semester in operation with an open house Feb. 11 at 1517 Ave. H, Plano. The college had previously had a center in north Plano until the building was sold. Plano ISD then offered to house the group.

As part of the center’s counseling services, interns deliver direct care to families under the oversight of a university professor of counseling services, Susan Modisette, assistant superintendent for Student & Family Support said at a meeting Feb. 4.


Fees range from $0-$45 depending on a family’s income. The center began its first semester by offering counseling two evenings a week, but officials quickly recognized the need for further services.

“It was evident almost as soon as they got off the ground that we had a larger need than they had capacity to serve,” Modisette said. “So we were able to add, this semester, a third evening.”

Mediation and conflict resolution services are run by graduate students as well as a full-time attorney and professor. These services cost $100 per party and are free to PISD staff, students or families. 469-752-3098. www.pisd.edu/page/22000
By Liesbeth Powers
Liesbeth graduated from Baylor University with a degree in new media journalism in December 2018. She gained her newspaper experience as a staff writer and multimedia editor at her campus paper, The Baylor Lariat. Liesbeth joined the Community Impact team in August 2019, where she reports on all things Plano and Richardson, including Plano City Council and Dallas Area Rapid Transit.


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