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Community-Based
SERVICES
Addiction Treatment
SERVICES
Mental Health
SERVICES

ABOUT US

 

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.

MISSION STATEMENT

"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".

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OUR SERVICES

Intensive In-Home Services

 

(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.

Mental Health Skill Building

 

(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 health symptoms.

Intensive Outpatient Program
ASAM Level 2.1 

 

(IOP) services for substance use disorders 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.

DOT SAP Evaluations

 

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.

Therapeutic Mentoring

 

(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.

Outpatient Therapy Services

 

(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.

Sex Offender Treatment Program

Our Sex Offender Treatment Program provides specialized care for both juveniles and adults who have engaged in sexually harmful behaviors. Our program is designed to address the complex needs of individuals who have committed sexual offenses, with a focus on promoting accountability, healing, and positive change. Our team consists of certified sex offender treatment providers.

Anger Management Groups

 

(AMG) Our Anger Management classes are designed to empower individuals in cultivating healthier responses to anger, fostering personal growth, and building stronger interpersonal relationships. Tailored for various needs, our classes are suitable for court-mandated cases, domestic violence situations, and individuals seeking support for road rage incidents or other anger-related challenges.

Substance Abuse Expert (SAE)

 

Our SAE is authorized by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to provide evaluations and recommendations for individuals in the nuclear industry who have been affected by substance abuse. The SAE is authorized to make determinations of fitness for duty in circumstances mandated by regulations.

Yoga Classes

 

Our Yoga classes are designed to cater to all levels, whether you are a seasoned practitioner or just beginning your journey. The session focus on enhancing mental well-being through gentle movement, breath control and meditation. Classes are held every Thursday 6:30pm-7:30pm. Spots are limited so you must sign up each week to reserve your spot. 

Our Services

  We accept most insurances

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OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM

Lavar Reynolds
Lavar Reynolds

Owner & CEO

Dr. Kenyutia Gash
Dr. Kenyutia Gash

Director of Outpatient Services

Taylor Dahl, LMHP-R
Taylor Dahl, LMHP-R

Outpatient Therapist

Aretha Porter, LPC
Aretha Porter, LPC

Clinical Supervisor

Kamari Reynolds
Kamari Reynolds

Site Director- Newport News

Erica Baker, LPC
Erica Baker, LPC

Clinical Director

Natalia Frerichs
Natalia Frerichs

Outpatient Therapist

LaTonya Thomas, LCSW
LaTonya Thomas, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Nynda Reynolds
Nynda Reynolds

Site Director- Richmond

Sherrie Mintz, LCSW
Sherrie Mintz, LCSW

Clinical Supervisor

Rashell Gamble, LPC
Rashell Gamble, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Shawn Fauntleroy Jr.
Shawn Fauntleroy Jr.

Outpatient Therapist

Leadership
Life coaching

HAPPY CLIENTS

“The staff are professional and caring. My Therapist really helped me get through a rough time in my life.”

Danielle H.

“I was able to schedule my appointment quickly without a long wait. Great company.”

Philip C.

“I'm thankful that I found this company. My child's counselor is great and his behaviors are improving.”

Meghan C.

Success Stories

CONTACT US

Our Locations

NEWPORT NEWS OFFICE

718 J. Clyde Morris Blvd. Ste. A

Newport News, VA 23601

info@umhsllc.com \\ Tel: (757) 706-3309

RICHMOND OFFICE

2421 Westwood Ave. Ste. B

Richmond, VA 23230

info@umhsllc.com \\ Tel: (804) 658-4363

Office Hours

Monday – Friday  9:00AM – 5:00PM

*Evenings and Weekends by appointment only!

IOP Group Schedule

Monday’s, Tuesday’s and Thursday’s

9:00am to 12:00pm and

6:00pm to 9:00pm

 

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