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For Youth

Youth Counseling

After nearly two decades of excellence in providing Community Based Mental Health Services in Hampton Roads, The Up Center is no longer accepting referrals for these services.  The Up Center is committed to partnering with our families to identify external community resources.

If you need Mental Health Skill Building services or Intensive In-Home Counseling, please contact your insurance company for providers in your network.

If you need Supervised Visitation services below you will find a list of community resources:

Mediation Center of Hampton Roads
424 West 21 St Street, Suite 101 Norfolk, VA 23517
(757) 624-1916

Family Enrichment Center
5505 Indian River Rd.  #100 Virginia Beach, VA 23464
(757) 472-4982

Wishing Well Adoption & Family Services
2504 Breezy Point Road Virginia Beach, VA 23454
(757) 739-2118

Center for Child and Family Services
2021 Cunningham Drive, Suite 400 Hampton, VA 23666
(757) 838-1960

Four young people on the beach

Our Impact

In 2020:

8,147 hours of services
were delivered to over 218 clients and their families
82% of our clients
showed an improvement in functioning after engaging in Community Based mental health services.

Contact Us

Location: 1805 Airline Blvd, Portsmouth, VA 23702

Phone: (757) 337-3557


To refer yourself or a family member, please begin a New Client Registration to submit the required information.

To refer a potential client, please click one of the following for the appropriate form:

How You Can Help

Our clients often need additional support. Below is a list of items that are always needed:

  • Gift cards for gas (711, BP, Wawa)
  • Gift cards to grocery stores
  • Gifts cards for food (Papa Johns, Jimmy Johns)
  • Tickets to sporting events,
    Gift card for Escape Room, Adventure Park, Color Me Mine
  • Passes to local museums and parks (Children’s Museum, Aquarium, Norfolk Zoo, Botanical Gardens, Funville)
  • Gift card to Dollar Tree or Michaels for art therapy/crafts
    Diapers, formula, puzzles, books (ages 3-18)

Back to School needs:

  • New backpacks, school supplies (glue, pencils and pens, paper, notebooks, pencil cases, tissue boxes, binders, erasers, markers, crayons, colored pencils and highlighters)
  • Hair Cuttery gift cards
  • New car seats – all sizes

Please email us at if you’d like to help.

Learn more about volunteering or interning with us by clicking here.