The Up Center offers trauma-informed, evidenced based mental health outpatient counseling to help children, individuals and families manage the stresses of life. Individual, family and group services are offered to people of all ages dealing with a variety of life’s challenges, including:
Our team of counselors trained in a variety of brief, short-term evidenced-based interventions, including:
Community based treatment for youth who have a history of problematic sexual behavior. Under the supervision of a Certified Sex Offender Treatment Provider (CSOTP), services are provided using a trauma informed approach and individualized treatment planning. Through the use of therapies such as Psychosexual Assessments and Outpatient Therapy, SAY services strive to create a balance of community safety and healing.
More than 15,000 hours of mental health counseling
2,207 counseling sessions to individuals and families
4,000 group counseling hours
Heather serves as the lead outpatient clinician at The Up Center in Suffolk. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Substance Abuse Treatment Practitioner, and Certified Substance Abuse Counselor. Heather graduated from Old Dominion University with a Master’s Degree in School Counseling (1994) and Educational Specialist degree in Mental Health Counseling (2015). After an 18-year career as a school counselor, Heather became a Licensed Professional Counselor to expand her clinical mental health services to adults, children, and families. She specializes in substance use recovery, trauma, grief, depression, anxiety, and autism and is a Navy veteran, Navy wife, and Navy mom.
Lynette has her Master’s in Social Work as well as a Supervisee in Social Work. She obtained both her Bachelor of Arts in Social Work and Master’s in Social Work from Norfolk State University. For the past 10 years, Lynette has provided direct care services for adults and families. During the last five years, Lynette has been providing clinical therapy for children, adolescents and families. She has engaged in over 32 hours of evidenced-based Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach (A-CRA) training and will be completing her certification to enhance her clinical skills. Lynette is an A-CRA Clinician with our newest program, New Visions.
Tania Green(she/her) is a Resident in Outpatient Counseling at The Up Center. She is currently working towards her Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) licensure and holds a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health and Counseling from Southern New Hampshire University. Tania is passionate about working with individuals and families of all ages and backgrounds, with a focus on childhood and family counseling. In her work, she focuses on a humanistic, person-centered approach to counseling, where she believes every person is the master of their own journey and has the noble human capacity to overcome challenges that come along with everyday living. Tania looks forward to working with you on the path to self-discovery and healing!
Anger Management and Batterer’s Intervention Groups help inhibit violent behavior by improving social skills and impulse control while teaching empathy and compassion for others. Both groups are offered in the evenings at our Norfolk and Portsmouth offices. Fees range from $20-$25 per group depending on the number of sessions.
The Up Center provides a free substance use recovery group counseling to adolescents and adults and addresses prevention, addiction, and recovery. The goal of these groups is to reduce problematic use of substances through a psychoeducational counseling approach.
Seeking Safety Groups provide research-based support for men and women who may have experienced substance abuse and trauma including those who have been abused, victimized by crime, or distressed by war or natural disasters. Participants learn positive coping skills. This group is free.
This eight-week class is free and open to any woman 18 and older who wants to learn to be more assertive in relationships.
A skill building for children with normal-to-high IQ and verbal skills will practice improving their social interactions in a group of their peers. While the children are working on these skills, the parents will participate in a support group to share experiences, give and receive practical feedback and enhance parenting skills to further respond to the unique needs of their children.
Phone: (757) 965-8622
If you are a veteran, service member or a military family member, please call our Military Family Clinic at (757) 965-8686 to schedule an appointment. Click here for more information.
We are committed to partnering with children, families, and communities to improve lives and outcomes through prevention, intervention, and support services.