River Valley Counseling Center
Psychiatric Day Treatment Program
The Psychiatric Day Treatment Program provides multi-disciplinary intensive care to people with acute and persistent mental illness. Clients served by this program are experiencing an unstable or acute phase of their illness.
These clients require more attention than can be provided at weekly or bi-weekly counseling sessions. The program is strength-based and goal-driven, with treatment focused on reclaiming lost hopes, dreams and capabilities in a supportive and empowering way. For more information, please call (413) 540-1214.
Adult Outpatient Services — Bilingual
Services include individual, couple, family and group psychotherapy. Medication therapy is available when necessary.
Our clinicians help the client, couple or family identify the concerns or issues that will become the focus of treatment. Both the client and clinician work together to determine the type of treatment needed that will be most effective. The number and frequency of counseling sessions will also be discussed.
When medications are indicated, the therapist works closely with RVCC medical staff to ensure continuity and consistency of treatment. These services are available in Holyoke, Chicopee and Springfield. Outreach therapy is provided as needed.
Child and Adolescent Services — Bilingual
This program provides behavioral health services for children, adolescents and their families. Treatment is performed at our clinical sites, schools and through community outreach.
- Assessment for attention problems, hyperactivity, depression, anxiety, oppositional behavior, drug/alcohol abuse and other childhood/adolescent issues
- Play therapy
- Individual and group psychotherapy
- Family consultations and therapy
- Psychiatric evaluations and medication monitoring
- An education group for children with attention disorders and their families
- Training and consultations for schools and communities
School-Based Health Centers
The School-Based Health Centers are Teen Clinics located at the following Holyoke schools: Holyoke High School, Dean Technical Vocational High School and Full Service Community School-Peck Campus.
These Clinics provide comprehensive primary health care services during school hours. Parental consent is required for participation in the teen clinics. Each teen clinic includes a nurse practitioner, one or more mental health counselors and a receptionist. The clinics work under the direction of a medical director and in collaboration with area pediatricians. Clinical services include: immunizations, comprehensive health assessments and physical exams, sports physicals, treatment of acute and chronic conditions, health education, mental health services and referral to primary health care providers.
School-Based Services include individual, family and group psychotherapy. RVCC clinicians also provide consultation services to the schools for managing behavioral issues in the classroom and identifying mental health concerns among students.
RVCC School-Based Behavioral Health Services are available throughout Holyoke, Chicpoee, Easthampton and Granby school systems, as well as select schools in Springfield.
Springfield Technical Community College
RVCC has an office based at the STCC campus, providing behavioral health services to the student population.
The Mission of River Valley Counseling Center’s HIV/AIDS Project is to support those affected by HIV/AIDS and to promote community awareness of the issues surrounding HIV/AIDS.
CONCERN offers free and confidential assessment, information, short-term counseling, referral and follow up to employees and their immediate family members who seek assistance in dealing with a personal problem.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
General Information: (413) 540-1100
303 Beech Street, Holyoke, MA 01040
249 Exchange Street, Chicopee, MA 01013
35 Mt. Carmel Ave., Chicopee, MA 01013
120 Maple Street, Springfield, MA 01103
Psychiatric Day Treatment, 152 Center Street, Chicopee MA 01013
OUTPATIENT CLINIC HOURS
Monday – Thursday: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
120 Maple Street, Suite 301, Springfield: (413) 737-2437
6 Isabella Street, Holyoke: (413) 535-4706
575 Beech Street, Holyoke
74 Main Street, Greenfield
319 Beech Street, Holyoke, MA 01040
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