Universal Mental Health Services, LLC is a premier provider of comprehensive mental health and substance abuse services. UMHS is licensed by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS). We have two locations, Newport News, VA and Richmond, VA. Our staff consists of certified and licensed mental health and substance abuse professionals.
"Our mission is to empower individuals and families on their journey to recovery and well-being by providing compassionate, evidence-based mental health and substance abuse services. We are dedicated to fostering hope, healing, and resilience in our community through accessible, person-centered care, education, and advocacy".
(IIH) services are intensive, time limited interventions provided mainly in the residence of the child. Individuals ages 4 to 19 must demonstrate clinical necessity arising from a severe condition due to mental, behavioral, or emotional illness that results in significant functional impairments in major life activities.
(MHSB) services is a time limited service that provides training and support to help adults aged 18+ achieve and maintain community stability through teaching life skills. These skills include money management, medication management, daily living skills, and how to manage their mental symptoms.
(IOP) services for substance abuse is a structured treatment program that provides more intensive support than standard outpatient treatment but less restrictive than inpatient or residential programs. Participants attend group sessions where they can share experiences and receive support form both counselors and peers.
UMHS provides substance abuse evaluations for employees working in Safety Sensitive positions regulated by the (DOT) Department of Transportation. Our Qualified Substance Abuse Professionals (SAP) are trained to complete evaluations for people working in the field of Truck Driving (CDL) drivers, Oil and Gas, Railroads, and the Aviation Industry.
(TM) services is a form of support and guidance provided to individuals, often youth, who are dealing with emotional, behavioral, or mental health challenges. These services are typically offered in a one-on-one setting and aim to help individuals develop essential life skills, build self-esteem, and improve their overall well-being.
(OPT) services are delivered in an outpatient setting, such as the therapist office or online (Telehealth). Outpatient therapy can be a valuable option for individuals dealing with a range of mental health issues. Different types of therapy are available, including individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, and couples therapy, providing options tailored to an individual's specific needs.
We accept most insurances
OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM
Owner & CEO
Dr. Kenyutia Gash
Director of Outpatient Services
Site Director- Newport News
Erica Baker, LPC
Site Director- Richmond
Sherrie Mintz, LCSW
Aretha Porter, LPC
“The staff are professional and caring. My Therapist really helped me get through a rough time in my life.”
“I was able to schedule my appointment quickly without a long wait. Great company.”
“I'm thankful that I found this company. My child's counselor is great and his behaviors are improving.”
NEWPORT NEWS OFFICE
714 J. Clyde Morris Blvd. Ste. 180
Newport News, VA 23601
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2421 Westwood Ave. Ste. B
Richmond, VA 23230
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Monday – Friday 9AM – 5PM
*Evenings and Weekends by appointment only!
IOP Group Schedule
Monday’s, Tuesday’s and Thursday’s
6pm to 9pm