VALLEY COMMUNITY SERVICES BOARD

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


VCSB Deaf and Blind Brochure

See Links Below for Community Resources

VA Dept for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

see link below

http://www.vddhh.org

Deaf Services Unlimited Link

see link below

www.deafservicesunlimited.com

Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind

Staunton, VA

(540) 332-9000 

Developmental and Substance Use Disorder Services available

Developmental Services