Therapeutic Resources

For youth and their families

Karen Rice, LCSW is Director of our Therapeutic Resource Center and Program Director of our Independent Living Arrangement. Karen has more than 30 years of experience counseling youth and their families. She is certified at the national instructor level in Mental Health First Aid-Youth and Adult. Karen holds a Master of Social Work, Mental Health from VCU and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the UVA.

VHBG provides a continuum of therapeutic services to meet the needs of the youth we serve on campus, as well as those residing in surrounding communities. Our clinicians and mentors provide services that are individually tailored and trauma-informed.

For our VHBG Teaching-Family Home residents, our licensed clinicians provide individual, group, and family therapies to help youth dealing with a range of emotional and behavioral issues. Services are strengthened through coordination with our on-campus nursing and psychiatry staff.

For community youth or those youth stepping down from other programs, we offer the following services. These services help families solve problems within the context of the family, rather than through placement outside of the home.

For more information contact Lisa Francis at (804) 270-6566, ext. 159.
Youth Mental Health First Aid