Life can sometimes be complicated and difficult to understand, manage and navigate. Challenges like trauma, grief, anxiety and stress can affect any person’s ability to function at home, at school, and with friends.

Outpatient Counseling Services at St. Joseph’s Villa focuses on helping clients improve their daily lives. With individualized support, you can overcome challenges and achieve more fulfilling results at home, work, and school. Our goal is for clients to improve how they see themselves and interact with others in the community.

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Short-term Outpatient Counseling Services at St. Joseph’s Villa provides clients with a comprehensive treatment plan. And since your family functions as a unit, a family-centered approach to therapy adds a layer of support to increase positive interactions between family members at home.

We encourage each family member to participate in therapeutic sessions and receive training, guidance, and support. Likewise, we help caregivers like you discover how to advocate for your child and secure effective services.

With Outpatient Counseling Services you will:

  • Discover tips for establishing structure & maintaining consistency at home
  • Learn coping skills & behavior modifications
  • Develop strategies to help improve daily life
  • Gain effective communication tools

How Do You Know if you need Outpatient Counseling Services?

Watching your child or loved one struggle at home, in school, and with friends is one of parenting’s hardest challenges. You want your child to thrive in life and achieve their potential. Unfortunately, various emotional, behavioral, or social difficulties could limit their functionality.

Consider Outpatient Counseling Services if you or your child face concerns such as:

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bereavement
  • Anger issues
  • Aggression
  • Defiant behaviors
  • Effects of abuse and trauma
  • Family conflicts
  • Parental conflict, divorce, or separation
  • Trauma or PTSD
  • School refusal
  • Self-harm or suicidal thoughts

Compassionate therapists can help you work through and manage these challenges. In a supportive environment, clients gain valuable skills that equip them to cope with life issues.

What to Expect From Outpatient Counseling Services

Our clinicians strive to bring recovery, strength and resolution in a supportive environment. They offer practical and relevant approaches in a confidential atmosphere. A treatment plan can include clinicians facilitating sessions with family and significant others who may be important to the client and reaching individualized goals.

Immediate and/or traumatic issues do not need to be the sole focus of sessions. Counseling can help individuals understand how and why they feel, think and act. Clinicians can help them develop coping skills to navigate the obstacles they face.

With the client’s permission, clinicians can provide coordination of services with physicians, schools, families, and other service providers who offer additional support. Coordination ensures effective and seamless management of therapeutic services.

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Eligibility for Service

Eligibility for Outpatient Counseling Services is based on the client’s desire and need for services. St Joseph’s Villa Outpatient Counseling Services will verify and coordinate insurance eligibility and funding requirements. Please have your insurance information when calling to set up your appointment.


Interested in registering for Outpatient Counseling Services? Please visit our Admissions page for more information (under the “Outpatient Counseling Services” section) and to start registration.

Making a Referral

  • For referrals, contact us at 804-553-3241.

Meet The Team

Renee Totten, MA, LPC

Renee Totten is a licensed therapist who has been working with children and families since 2000. She graduated with a master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from South University in Richmond Virginia. She has worked with families in crisis and has helped guide them through difficult times. She uses solution-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), however allows clients to take the lead in their treatment. In addition, Renee is certified in Trauma-Informed Therapy. Renee likes to guide her clients through their treatment and believes that it is important to follow the individual needs of her clients. Learn More

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