Merritt Island Christian School is one of the leading educational institutions in Brevard county to provide daily, on-site, mental health services by a state-licensed clinical psychologist. It is our utmost priority to provide a safe school environment, a supportive learning experience and a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ. By fostering emotional well-being as well as academic, spiritual, social success, our students realize his or her individual abilities and strengths and gain skills in coping with stressors and life challenges.
Dr. Paula McCabe, a Florida-licensed, clinical psychologist brings over 20 years of Christian counseling and traumatic incident/crisis management experience to serve at Merritt Island Christian School. Dr. McCabe earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of South Florida and her Master’s degree and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Nova Southeastern University. Dr. McCabe interned at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital.
We aim to identify and address the individual obstacles and environmental barriers interfering with a student’s academic, interpersonal and personal achievements. Dr. McCabe will assist students with issues such as personal/spiritual identity, self-esteem, bullying, disabilities, academic performance, social/school anxiety, mood disorders, family/social relationships, and crisis stabilization.
Promoting Positive Behavior and Creating a Safe, Productive School Environment by: