Our clinicians offer individual, group and family therapy to augment the success of our other programs. Therapists encourage dialogue and sharing to alleviate trauma related conditions, chronic maltreatment, grief or other life crises.
As part of the larger team of professionals, therapists (all Licensed or Master’s level) meet with each child and reach out to family members to offer opportunities to be successful through identifying strengths and discovering new strategies.
Personalized therapeutic interventions are available to residents, their families, and school day students through comprehensive clinical services such as:
- Individualized assessment and treatment planning
- Individual, Group, and Family Therapy
- Independent Living Skills enhancement
- Crisis response and stabilization
- Coordination with on-campus nursing and psychiatry for medication evaluation and monitoring
- Coordinated discharge planning for successful transition
Clinical Services Manager
Karen Rice, LCSW
Karen Rice is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who began as a consultant with VHBG and later developed the Clinical Services Program on campus. She brings over 20 years of experience as a mental health practitioner, specializing in the treatment of children, teens and families. Her approach is to encourage gradual change and growth building on the strengths and potentials of the individual or family. The Teaching Family Model and Karen’s cognitive behavioral intervention approach complement each other as both encourage the residents to learn, consider, and respond to the interactions of their thoughts and behaviors. Karen provides individual and family psychotherapy, group counseling, crisis response, team consultation, staff training and program development services.