Therapeutic Day Treatment

We partner with over 25 schools in Richmond, Powhatan, Goochland, Albemarle, Charlottesville, New Kent, and Staunton to empower individual success and improve the learning environment for all.

What is Therapeutic Day Treatment?

School-based mental and behavioral health

Partnering with local schools to provide one-on-one classroom support and interventions.

[This is a Medicaid funded service.]

Our staff provide children with serious emotional and behavioral needs with daily support so they can succeed socially and academically without removing them from their schools. Our presence helps teachers get back to teaching and improves the learning environment for the entire class.

  • Crisis intervention to build real-time coping skills and improve the learning environment for other students
  • Individual and group counseling to improve social functioning and emotional regulation
  • Consultation between parents and teachers to coordinate efforts at school and home
  • Coordination with families, doctors, and psychiatrists to manage medication
  • Individual therapy to address trauma and mental health disorders
  • Family counseling to build parenting skills, bonding, and attachment
  • Training to teach school staff to identify, understand, and support the needs of children with emotional and behavioral disturbances long-term


We currently offer TDT in the following public and independent schools and school systems, in addition to all Elk Hill schools.

  • Buford Middle School
  • Burnley Moran Elementary School
  • Charlottesville Day School
  • Church Hill Academy
  • Genesis Alternative School
  • Goochland County Public Schools
  • Monticello High School
  • New Kent Public Schools
  • Powhatan County Public Schools
  • Red Hill Elementary School
  • Shelburne Middle School
  • St. Andrew’s School
  • Staunton Pre-K
  • Staunton Day School
  • Venable Elementary School
  • Walker Upper Elementary School
  • Walton Middle School

Don’t see your school listed here? Contact Laura Easter to discuss bringing TDT to your location. 

Service areas

Central Region Coordinator

Ann Abell, LCSW
[email protected] // (804) 457-4866 x 323

Serving children from the counties of Goochland and Powhatan, and beyond.

Greater Richmond Region Coordinator

Pam Pitchford, LCSW
[email protected] // cell (804) 514-3338 office (804) 562-5464 fax (804 562-5566

Serving children from the city of Richmond and the counties of Henrico, New Kent, and beyond.

Charlottesville Region Coordinator

Nikki Bowles, LCSW
[email protected] // (434) 220-7199

Serving children from the city of Charlottesville, Albemarle county and beyond.
Laura Easter leader module