Published on Mon., March 16, 2020

As LCS school counselors are challenged to meet student needs both at school and outside school in the event of closures, resources have been developed and are being shared with you below. Here you'll find a number of resources for talking to students about the pandemic, including encouraging parents to limit their children's exposure to the news media, providing a calming influence to students as needed, and helping students address their fears.

Mental Health Services


Family Insight
(434) 616-6762
1933 Thomson Drive
Lynchburg, VA 24501
Services Available: Intensive in-home services, mental health skill-building services, crisis stabilization, crisis intervention, outpatient therapy, PCP and medication management 

National Counseling Group
(434) 382-1642
201 Archway Court
Lynchburg, VA 24502
Services Available: Outpatient counseling, intensive in-home services, therapeutic day treatment, crisis stabilization (children & adolescents), and mental health skill-building services

Strategic Therapy
(434) 237-9450
108 Duncraig Drive
Lynchburg, VA 24502
Services Available: Intensive in-home services, outpatient therapy, and mental health skill-building services for adults. All Medicaid funded. Can call for referral or visit website for more information.

Dominion Youth Services
(434) 528-4580
2600 Memorial Avenue
Lynchburg, VA 24501
Services Available: Modified face-to-face sessions, telehealth and telephone consultations, crisis stabilization, psychiatric services, outpatient counseling, substance abuse services, intensive in-home services, mental health skill-building services, applied behavior analysis, and waiver in-home services

Anderson Counseling Services
(434) 239-2004
434 Graves Mill Road, Building 100, Suite 1 
Lynchburg, VA 24502
Services Available: Offices currently closed, but appointments made through phone with counselors.  Can call number above to get information on admissions/referrals.

Human Kind
Main Office: (434) 384-3131 
VA Career Works Center: (434) 455-5940           
Presbyterian Homes Campus - Headquarters 
150 Linden Ave
Lynchburg, VA 24503
Services Available: Early childhood development programs, mental and behavioral health support, economic opportunities, and youth/family services, job training and workforce resources
Thrive Works
(434) 528-3268
1000 Jefferson Street, Suite 1B  
Lynchburg, VA 24504
Services Available: Counseling, medication management, telehealth/online counseling now available (visit website or call)

Living Water Counseling Center
(434) 473-7458
20838 Timberlake Road, Suite B
Lynchburg, VA 24502
Services Available: Tele-help. Call number above to give information; insurance will be verified and appointments scheduled based on availability of counselors.

UP Foundation
(434) 381-0258
2420 Memorial Avenue 
Lynchburg, VA 24501
Services Available: Offices currently closed.  Appointments can still be scheduled with Dr. Stewart by calling or online services are offered through Zoom

Impact Living Services
(434) 533-1088
316 Brook Park Place
Forest, VA 24551
Services Available: Counseling, family partnership facilitation, in-school behavioral intervention, life skills coaching, truancy intervention and intensive family services - parent coaching/adoption support; all to help in transition youth in foster care.

Intercept Health
2900 Old Forest Road, Suite A
Lynchburg, VA 24501
Main Line: (833) 867-3337
24 Hour Crisis: (540) 315-6659
Mental Health Skill Building: (434) 338-7463
Outpatient Counseling: (540) 523-8099
Psychiatric & Substance: (540) 523-8080 option 1
Services Available: Crisis services, mental health skill-building services and additional services via telehealth 

Piedmont Psychiatric Center
(434) 200-5999
3300 Rivermont Avenue
Lynchburg, VA 24503
Services Available: Outpatient therapy (call to schedule appointment)

Johnson Health Center
(434) 947-5967
320 Federal Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504
Services Available: Family medicine, behavioral health and pharmacy

Community Access Network (CAN)
(434) 200-3366
Community Health Center:
800 5th Street
Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
Lynchburg, VA 24504
Parkview (inside Park View Community Mission):
2420 Memorial Avenue
Lynchburg, VA 24501

Horizon Behavioral Health
(434) 477-5000
Emergency After Hours - (434) 522-8191
2215 Langhorne Rd.
Lynchburg, VA 24501
Services Available: Outpatient therapy, psychiatric services, emergency, case management, crisis intervention


National Lifeline Network
Suicide Hotline

National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI)
Text NAMI to 741741
Call 1-800-950-6264

Poison Control: 1-800-222-1222

National Suicide Hotlines

National Suicide Prevention Center

Yellow Ribbon

Non-Emergency Contacts

Lynchburg Police Department: (434) 847-1602
Lynchburg Fire Department: (434) 455-6340
Lynchburg Life Saving Crew: (434) 845-1256
Health Department: (434) 947-6777

Area Hospitals

Lynchburg General Hospital: (434) 947-3000
Virginia Baptist Hospital: (434) 947-4000

If you feel unsafe with thoughts about harming or hurting yourself, ask someone to take you to the hospital. If no one is around, call 911. The hospital is a safe place where you can go to get help and can be safe from hurting yourself.

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