River city


counseling services


Office Hours

9:00AM - 5:00PM

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To reduce the impact of substance use and mental health disorders for individuals, families, and communities in Virginia.


Insurances Accepted

Licenses with different orgs**

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RCCCS provides the following evidence-based and person-centered services

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Addiction Recovery Treatment Services (ARTS)

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Driver Safety Treatment Program (DST)

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Mental Health Services

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Veterans Employment Program (VEP)

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Addiction Recovery Treatment Services

Substance Use Intensive

Outpatient Services (IOP)

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Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

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  • Adults 21 and older
  • Three-hour group sessions are offered with flexible scheduling, for a minimum requirement of three groups per week.
  • Common topics include relapse prevention techniques & skills,

identifying & understanding additive behavior and triggers,

and risk management training.

  • PHP is the next higher level of care for individuals who are not

making optimal recovery progress in IOP.

  • Adults 21 and older
  • Five-hour group sessions are offered for a minimum requirement of five groups per week.

Substance Use Peer Support Services (PRS)

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Substance Use Case Management Services

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  • Adults 21 and older
  • Clients work with a peer who has achieved long-term sobriety for additional support in linkage to community resources.
  • Peers use their similar life experiences to meet the client where they're at in their recovery
  • Adults 21 and older
  • Case managers assist in connecting individuals to community resources in order to

gain independence and manage basic needs and life skills.

  • Case managers perform anywhere from 2-3 case management activities per month,

depending on the individual's current needs

Driver Safety Treatment Program (DST)

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RCCCS is an eligible provider with the Virgina Alcohol and Safety Action Program (VASAP). We

are entrusted to evaluate referred clients and prepare them for success as they reintegrate back

onto the road as licensed drivers. We assist individuals with meeting specific criteria for court,

VASAP, DMV, and any third party referral sources.

Client Criteria

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Guidelines for Admission

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Types of Treatment Assigned

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  • Complete and submit intake packet found here.
  • Once submitted, a member of our Admissions Team will reach out to schedule an intake appointment.
  • VASAP clients must contact their VASAP Case Manager to send the VASAP referral before the date of the intake appointment
  • Driver Safety Treatment Group Classes
  • Individual Therapy Sessions
  • Have been charged with a DUI and are awaiting trial
  • Have been convicted of a DUI/DWI and must complete treatment
  • Are referred by VASAP
  • Anyone experiencing a dependence on alcohol or other illicit substances and may need additional support.

For more information on details of treatment types and a breakdown of DST appointments, please click here.

Driver Safety Treatment Types

DST Group Classes

Individual Therapy Sessions

DST Appointment Breakdown


Community Stabilization

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Intensive In-Home


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  • For individuals experiencing a severe decline in their mental and emotional well being.
  • Children & adolescents who are transitioning back home from an out-of-home placement, or are currently at risk of an out-of-home placement.
  • Services include individual and family counseling, case management, and support services in the child’s residence.
  • Services include individual and family counseling, 24-hour on call support, and connection to community resources

Mental Health

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  • Individuals will be matched with a RCCCS counselor based on their mental health needs and meet at home or in the community.
  • Services include but are not limited to: support and coping strategies for your mental health condition,

medication management and education, activities of daily living, and links to community resources

For additional information on eligibility & payment, please send us a message or give us a call!

Veterans Employment Program (VEP)

Helping Veterans Overcome Barriers to Employment

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For additional information on eligibility & payment, please send us a message or give us a call!

River City assists our veterans with all aspects of the job search process. We work with individuals to overcome barriers that have made finding meaningful employment difficult. Each participant is assessed to determine their unique needs, and services range from resume assistance to mental health counseling.


James Christmas

Founder, Chief Executive Officer

Tonita Christmas

Chief Operations Officer

Tangee Augustin

Vice President of Clinical Operations

Madison Cully

Senior Vice President of Operations

Anthony Johnson,

Project Manager

Alison Youmell

Chief Clinical Officer

LaTasha Wiggins

Program Director, Group Facilitator - IOP/SUCM

Melissa Canaday

Program Director - VEP

Raven Mason-Stevens

Program Director

Katherine Pornchareon

Program Director

Deanna Robertson

Program Director

Mel Force

Office Manager

Kristy Hartman

Billing Speacialist

Jillian Nye

Office Specialist

Claire Everhart

Office Specialist

Crystal Lester-Lewis

Progam Director

Natalie Kulp

Program Director - PHP



Group Facilitators

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Alfreda Best

Mark Taylor

Melvin Lyle

LaTasha Wiggins

Kurt Smith


Group Facilitators

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Kim Engelman

Brett Whittington

Matthew Barber

Grace Bryan

Licensed Counselors

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Jamie Armstrong

Matthew Barber

Natalie Kulp

Kurt Smith

Brent Whittington

Case Managers

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Maggie Kennedy

LaTasha Wiggins

McCall Torres

Kaeler McCollough

Kim Engleman

Juanita Leonard

Frequently Asked Questions