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Mental Health Programming

Kids Count supports the entire student not just academically but through social-emotional wellness. Students are able to receive the below resources during our after-school care programming with our counselors. Our counselors provide: 

  • Individual counseling

  • Group and family counseling

  • Crisis prevention and intervention

  • Consultation for staff and families

  • Referrals and case management

Mental Health Counseling

Kids Count offers a mental health counseling program that serves students currently enrolled in Kids Count programming. Our goal is to provide on-site mental health services to students and families in need, completely free.

To schedule an appointment for counseling or to learn more about Mental Health programming at Kids Count please email Allysen at


Dr. Allen Pope, Jr.

Dr. Allen Pope, Jr. is a Florida native, obtaining his Bachelors of Science degree from Florida A & M University in the area of Psychology with minor in Political Science. While there, he also obtained his Educational Specialist (Ed.S) degree in School Psychology. Dr. Pope is a certified and licensed school psychologist in the state of Florida and South Carolina. He has worked in several public school districts and in private practice. He later obtained his Doctorate degree in Educational Administration at South Carolina State University.


Dr. Pope has experience with assisting various age groups of students, ranging from age 2 to adults, and he previously served as a Lead School Psychologist in a public school district. Dr. Pope continues to provide psychological services in Alachua County Public Schools and private practice. Dr. Pope enjoys reading, exercising, attending sporting events, traveling, and mentoring. His current research interests center around mindfulness, self-concept, and academic achievement. Dr. Pope is committed to providing psychological services to help children and adults succeed academically, socially, behaviorally, and mentally.

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