VALLEY COMMUNITY SERVICES BOARD

  Valley Community Services Board

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DEAF AND DEAF BLIND SERVICES

About Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services

Valley Community Services Board

Services for Persons who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Late Deafened or DeafBlind are offered to children, and adults who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Late Deafened, or Deaf Blind and their families to aid them in becoming healthier and more functional through therapeutic interventions. Therapists are knowledgeable in deafness, hearing loss, deafblind, and the implications for mental health therapy. The therapist provides therapy in the child's preferred mode of communication and can communicate in American Sign Language. All contact with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services are kept confidential.  Regional consultation and advocacy is available upon request.

Kathryn Baker, LPC

Deaf Services Regional and State Coordinator
540  213-7527
Video Phone:  540 416-0115

Kathryn Baker, LPC provides counseling and crisis services all over the region.  She is the State Coordinator for services for Persons who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Deafblind, Late Deafened, and their families.  She is a licensed Professional Counselor and holds a Master's of Education degree from James Madison University.


  
COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE:
It is important to establish a trusting relationship with your counselor, case manager, or service provider.  Here at Valley Community Services Board we have staff who are fluent in American Sign Language and knowledgeable about Deaf Culture.  We understand and respect the unique cultural aspects of our clients.  The focus of treatment will be on the issues and concerns that you have and not on the misunderstandings related to the culture. 
SERVICES OFFERED HERE AT VCSB

Individual, Couple, Group and Family Therapy
Children and Adult Services
Psychiatric Services
Parenting Skills
Sex Abuse Treatment
Substance Abuse Treatment
Emergency Services 24 hours/TTY
Regional Consultation and Advocacy

See Links Below for Community Resources

VA Dept for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

see link below

Deaf Services Unlimited Link

see link below

Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind
Staunton, VA
(540) 332-9000 


Developmental and Substance Use Disorder Services available