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
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.