School psychologists work in every school

School psychologists are mental health professionals who are trained in both psychology and education. They support the development of learning and behavior to help students succeed academically, socially and emotionally. School psychologists use a collaborative, problem-solving approach to help bring about positive changes in learning environment, attitude and motivation of students.

Services offered by school psychologists are provided directly to the student through individual assessment, counseling and critical incident (such as death, illness or community trauma) response or indirectly through consultation and the development of research-based academic or behavioral interventions with teachers, parents and other caregivers.

School psychologists recognize the critical importance of collaborative partnerships with school staff members, parents and community professionals (medical professionals, mental health therapists, etc.) to support the learning process and improve the academic competence and social and emotional health of all children.

Finally, school psychologists develop programs to train teachers and parents on a wide range of topics; for example, teaching and learning strategies and techniques to manage behavior at home and in the classroom. Psychologists also work with students who have disabilities or special talents, as well as those who engage in dangerous behaviors. School psychologists are often called on to prevent and manage critical or life-threatening situations.

To learn more, contact the school psychologist serving your school.

Community counseling agencies and family resource list in Chesterfield County

Chesterfield County Public Schools (CCPS) maintains an open list for parents of public and private mental health and counseling service providers. The placement on the CCPS list does not serve as an endorsement or recommendation of the listed providers. Furthermore, placement on the provider list is not an acknowledgement of an individual service provider’s qualifications, experience, or overall quality. The CCPS list is a referral document offered by the school division for the convenience of our students and families. All financial arrangements remain between the family and the individual service provider. CCPS shall not be liable for damages and/or costs of any nature arising from the use of this list and/or for the mental health or counseling services obtained from providers on the list.

Provides a wide range of crisis intervention and emergency services to county residents and to provide information and referral to agency and community resources.

(There is a sliding fee scale. Medicaid and many other insurances are accepted)

Intake line: (804) 748-6356

CReST provides community based mental health crisis response for youth ages 5-17 who do not require acute hospitalization.  

EXCLUSION Criteria: Active cases to the local community services board or an Intensive In-Home Provider.

Referral line: (844) 729-6954
Fax: (804) 819-4262

24/7 Immediate Response Services for children or adolescents are experiencing psychological trauma or crisis due to traumatic event

Intake line: (804) 305-2420

(accepts Medicaid, private insurances and self pay)

Mobile Crisis Stabilization services including 24 hour rapid mobile response

Referral line: (877) 566-9624

Reach is a short-term crisis prevention, intervention and stabilization to support individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. 

Reach provides crisis response, consultation, prevention, mobile support and crisis therapeutic home services. 

Crisis and Referral Line: (855) 282-1006

The crisis stabilization unit is an in-patient Crisis Stabilization Service for children ages 5-17.

Referral line: (804) 874-9119

6801 Lucy Corr Court
Chesterfield , VA 
Phone: 804-748-1227

Monday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday – Thursday  8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Spanish Available

Spanish: 1-888-628-9454

6801 Lucy Corr Court
Chesterfield , VA 
Phone: 804-768-7318

Monday 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Chippenham Hospital (804-483-0050)
VCU Children’s Hospital (804-828-2467)
Poplar Springs Hospital (866-546-2229)

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