Version 1: 04/01/2021
ARLINGTON PARTNERSHIP FOR CHILDREN, YOUTH AND FAMILIES’
YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH & WELLNESS RESOURCE GUIDE
Arlington Public Schools:
In addition to its counseling staff, each school has an assigned school psychologist and school social worker who work with staff to support students who require more individualized interventions. All middle and high schools also have attendance counselors, substance abuse counselors, school nurses, and school resource officers. School-based therapists support several schools. School mental health staff maintain up-to-date information about community resources and can facilitate referrals to agencies and service providers, as necessary. The offices of Student Services and Special Education also maintain communication with other Arlington agencies and ensure regular opportunities for staff from APS and Child and Family Services Division (Department of Human Services) to interact, participate in joint training and ensure good communication between agencies.
Arlington County Child & Family Behavioral Health Services:
Provides care coordination (“case management” for linkage and coordination of needs and services a youth may receive from various agencies or providers). There is specialized case management for transition-age teens with mental illness, short-term intensive care coordination to stabilize acute, high-risk behaviors to prevent out-of-home placement or transition youth back to the community from hospital or residential care, and detention-based assessment and intervention for youth.
Arlington Child and Family Services: 703-228-5150
Same Day Access: 703-228-1560
Emergency Mental Health Services: 703-228-5160
Arlington Teen Network Board
TNB is a County & School Board-appointed teen advocacy group comprised of Arlington high school students, from different backgrounds and parts of the county, to provide community voice for Arlington youth.
Catholic Charities of Arlington 703-841-2531
Offers out-patient counseling services to individuals, couples, and families. Clients often seek services for issues such as anxiety, depression, grief and loss, marital and parenting concerns, and parent-child relationships. Catholic Charities provides mental health services grounded in a Catholic understanding of the human person.
Free Mental Health Screening Tool (sponsored by Suicide Prevention Alliance of Northern Virginia):
Behavioral health – which includes mental health, substance use, and more – is a key part of overall well-being. Brief screenings are the quickest way to determine if you or someone you care about should connect with a behavioral health professional. This program is completely anonymous and confidential. Spanish version also available.
Jewish Social Service Agency 703-896-7918
Offers skilled and compassionate therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, and nurse practitioners to provide the support and tools needed by children and teens. Teams develop individualized programs that coordinate a variety of assessment, treatment, intervention and support services specific to a young person’s unique needs. JSSA accepts most major insurance for clinical services, as well as Medicare and Maryland Medicaid (it does not accept DC or Virginia Medicaid). A reduced fee may be available for those clients without insurance or for services not covered by insurance based on financial need. JSSA serves clients without regard to religion.
Multicultural Center Northern Virginia Family Services (NVFS): 571-748-2800. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Multicultural Center, part of the Northern Virginia Family Services (NVFS), provides a wide range of services for individuals and families new to the U.S including Immigration Legal Services, Counseling and Mental Health Services, and Case Management Services. Payment varies according to patient circumstances.
Neighborhood Health 703-535-5568
Integrated behavioral health into its primary care practices. Services include: brief interventions and consultations during medical appointments; annual depression and substance abuse screenings; pediatric and adolescent behavioral health; early intervention care including parenting support; collaboration with school-based and community mental health providers; outpatient counseling to address needs such as depression, anxiety, trauma, domestic violence, adjustment disorders, family reunification and childhood behavioral issues; linkage to community resources for food, clothing, and other social services. For low-income patients with high copays/deductibles or without insurance, offer discounted, sliding fee scale and accepts Medicaid. Can help patients obtain low-cost medications and other resources. Multilingual staff available.
Northern Virginia Coalition for Refugee Wellness (NOVACRW): An affiliate of the Virginia Healing Partnership, NOVACRW is a collaborative effort of the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Development Services, the Virginia Department of Social Services, the Virginia Department of Health, support partners and refugee communities. NVCRW have two focus areas:
1. Enhance the mental health screening and referral process between local health departments and behavioral health providers
2. Develop and implement culturally-informed mental health interventions which target refugee service gaps
Through youth leadership, SMYAL creates opportunities for LGBTQ youth to build self–confidence, develop critical life skills, and engage their peers and community through service and advocacy
Children’s National Medical Center 202-729-3300
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Children’s National Hospital offers assessment, diagnosis and care for children and teens with behavioral, emotional and developmental disorders. Payments: all major insurance.
Dominion Hospital 703-538-2872
Offers comprehensive services to treat behavioral health conditions in children age 5 to 12, adolescents age 13 to 17, and up. They specialize in stabilizing crisis situations through effective intervention. Payments: sliding scale, Medicaid, most insurance.
Inova Behavioral Health Services Inova Health System: Children and Adolescents: 703-218-8500. Email: email@example.com.
Promotes total wellness of mind and body by offering a full spectrum of mental health and addiction treatment services to the community. Outpatient clinics located in Mount Vernon, Ballston, Fairfax, and Loudoun. INOVA Accepts most insurance plans and Medicaid.
Psychiatric Institute of Washington 202-885-5600:
Provides inpatient, intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization. Offers comprehensive behavioral healthcare to children, adolescents and adults who are experiencing mental health and substance abuse issues. Payments: sliding scale, Medicaid, most insurance. Will get interpreters.
INOVA Kellar Center Inova Kellar Center-Fairfax: 11204 Waples Mill Road Fairfax, VA 22030 Inova Kellar Center provides comprehensive mental health and substance abuse treatment programs and an innovative special education school support FOR? families throughout Northern Virginia. The Inova Kellar Center individual, family and group therapy, medication management, psychiatric evaluations, psychological testing, intensive outpatient programs, intensive home base services and partial hospitalization programs. The Kellar Center also houses the Kellar School, a therapeutic education program serving students grades 3-12. Kellar Center accepts most insurance and Medicaid. Also provides Intensive Out-Patient Partial Hospitalization Program for teens.
Virginia Hospital Center – Psychiatric Center 703-558-6451:
Most insurance, Medicare/Medicaid, interpreters available. Inpatient Acute Care unit for 18 and up. No child or adolescent unit.
The Women’s Center 703-281-2657 Vienna and DC (HOW LOCAL ARE WE STAYING??)
Meets the diverse psychological needs of women, men, children, couples, and families of all ages by offering numerous services and specialties. Offers sessions in English and Spanish.
National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) Helpline: 1-800-950-NAMI (6264) or text “NAMI” to 741741
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.
live online network that uses instant messaging to respond to people in crisis.
Q Chat Space:
A community for LGBTQ+ teens. Find and give support, connect around shared interests and get good information. Chat with like-minded peers in live chats designed for you & by you, facilitated by folks who care.
Teen Line: 1-800-TLC- Teen:
a non-profit, community based organization that provides emotional support to youth. It is our mission to provide peer based education and support before problems become a crisis, using a national hotline, community outreach and online support.
SAMSHA Helpline: 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders. See also treatment locators on website.
Advances the use of a person-centered approach to care to ensure people with serious mental illness (SMI) find the treatment and support they need. Offers access to resources and answers from a network of experts.
The Trevor Project (LGBTQ Lifeline)
1-866-488-7386 (866-4U-TREVOR): The Trevor Helpline is a free and confidential service that offers hope and someone to talk to, 24/7. The Trevor Helpline’s trained counselors will listen and understand without judgment.
Talkspace: a convenient and affordable way to connect with a licensed therapist online. Send your therapist text, audio, picture, and video messages at any time, and they will respond daily, 5x/week. Also offers Live Video Sessions to connect real-time.
YourLifeYourVoice.org: 1-800-448-3000 or text VOICE to 20121: 24-hour support for teens and tips for tough situations.
Guidance on getting treatment:
Searchable Databases for Providers:
American Psychological Association (psychiatrists)
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Information provided by Arlington Partnership for Children, Youth and Families (APCYF) is a service for informational purposes to enhance public access to mental health and substance use resources both locally and elsewhere. While we try to keep the information timely and accurate, APCYF makes no representation of any kind, express or implied, regarding the accuracy, availability or completeness of the information. APCYF is not responsible for the content of the linked sites and inclusion of a linked site does not imply an endorsement or recommendation of the providers and resources listed. APCYF strongly recommends that you seek out a licensed professional who is knowledgeable in mental health/substance use if you need specific advice.