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Outpatient mental health care

Outpatient mental health services at Virginia Treatment Center for Children 

At Virginia Treatment Center for Children, we are committed to offering comprehensive and compassionate care to support the mental health and well-being of our patients and their families. We know treatment works. We're transforming pediatric mental health care by defeating the stigma and treating families with compassion, respect and clinical expertise.

We offer a comprehensive array of evaluations and treatments for mental health concerns. Our team of psychologists and behavioral health clinicians conduct thorough evaluations, offer medication management services and deliver tailored, individual and group therapy to meet the unique needs of each child. With expertise in cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), parent management training (PMT), family therapy and other evidence-based interventions, our professionals are specially equipped to provide effective care. 

Conditions we treat

Our team treats the full spectrum of mental health disorders, including: 

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorders
  • Behavior disorders
  • Mood disorders
  • Psychotic disorders
  • Developmental disabilities, including autism spectrum disorders
  • Psychological needs related to chronic illness
  • Trauma-related disorders

Specialized outpatient services

Our specialized outpatient clinics include: 

  • Behavioral harmony clinic: Designed for children with behavior disorders, including those exhibiting aggression
  • Mood and anxiety disorder clinic
  • ADHD clinic
  • Mind wellness clinic: Catering to youth with psychotic disorders, bipolar disorders and treatment-resistant depression
  • Autism and developmental disabilities clinic
  • Psycho-oncology clinic: For youth receiving treatment for cancer

Group therapy programs

In partnership with our Cameron K. Gallagher Mental Health Resource Center, we offer the following group therapy programs: 

Clinical research studies 

VTCC and the Department of Psychiatry conduct research studies to help inform and treat child and adolescent mental health. Our empathetic and passionate research team aims to support the needs of children and their families through studies that include both observation (no treatment) and intervention (medication and/or therapy treatment). 

Examples of research studies include: 

  • Differences in behavior, emotions and learning in ASD
  • Children with or at risk for bipolar disorder
  • Fostering wellbeing
  • Impulsive/reactive aggression in children
  • Adolescent social information processing 

View full list of studies.


Meet the team

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Ekaterina Stepanova, MD, PhD
Ekaterina Stepanova MD, PhD Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
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Jarrod Leffler, PhD
Jarrod Leffler PhD Psychology Read more
Cheryl Al-Mateen, MD
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Paige Cervantes, PhD LCP
Paige Cervantes PhD LCP Psychology Read more
Michele Cosby, PsyD, LCP
Michele Cosby PsyD, LCP Psychology Read more
Deborah Crutchfield, PMHNP
Deborah Crutchfield PMHNP Psychiatry Read more
Robert Findling, MD
Robert Findling MD Psychiatry Read more
Ashley Fisher, PMHNP-BC
Ashley Fisher PMHNP-BC Psychiatry Read more
Iveshia Ford, MMS, PA-C
Iveshia Ford MMS, PA-C Psychiatry Read more
Sage Hamashima, MSW, LCSW
Sage Hamashima MSW, LCSW Emergency medicine
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Chanell Hudson, MSW, LCSW
Chanell Hudson MSW, LCSW Psychology
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Kathryn L. Jones, MD, PhD
Kathryn L. Jones MD, PhD Psychiatry Read more
Mudit Kumar, MD
Mudit Kumar MD Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
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Anh-Thuy Le, PhD, LCP
Anh-Thuy Le PhD, LCP Psychology Read more
Stella Lopez, PsyD
Stella Lopez PsyD Psychology Read more
Sandra Mullen, PharmD,  BCPP
Sandra Mullen PharmD, BCPP Psychiatry Read more
Dorothy O'Keefe, MD
Dorothy O'Keefe MD Psychiatry
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
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Parna Prajapati, MD, MPH, FAPA
Parna Prajapati MD, MPH, FAPA Psychiatry
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
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Muhammad Raza, MD
Muhammad Raza MD Psychiatry Read more
Dimal Shah, MD
Dimal Shah MD Psychiatry
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
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Neil Sonenklar, MD
Neil Sonenklar MD Psychiatry Read more
Bela Sood, MD, FAACAP
Bela Sood MD, FAACAP Psychiatry Read more
Eric Trinh, MD
Eric Trinh MD Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
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Allison Williams, PhD LCP
Allison Williams PhD LCP Psychology
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Annie Wright, PhD LCP
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