Mental Health Skill Building Services: This service provides one-to-one assistance to adolescents ages 16 and older and adults with severe mental health diagnoses who have a history of psychiatric interventions and challenges. Our Mental Health Skill-Building clinicians function similarly to life coaches, assisting youth and adults who are living independently, or transitioning to independent living, with maintaining stability in their homes by providing training in life skills such as budgeting, managing and attending appointments, nutrition, advocating for their needs with providers and within systems, anger management, impulse control, and positive social interaction.
Mylira Green serves as the Director of Community Based Programs. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Certified Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach Clinician. Mylira received her Bachelor of Social Work from Norfolk State University and Master of Social Work from University of Southern California. In her spare time, Mylira loves being one with nature and serves as an author, reiki master, and transformational speaker to help individuals grow from a caterpillar to a butterfly. Her heart is her husband, rainbow daughter, and miracle son. Mylira is passionate about providing preventative services to lower the number of individuals in mental health facilities while providing trauma informed care to help victims of trauma not only survive but thrive.
Terry is pursuing licensure as an LCSW and is in supervision for Certified Sex Offender Treatment Provider (CSOTP). He holds a Bachelor of Art Degree in Psychology from Virginia Wesleyan College and a Master of Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University. Terry was a Firefighter and EMT with Norfolk Fire-Rescue for ten years and has two daughters. Terry is passionate about community-based services and strives to be a support and advocate for his clients.
Sheridan is a Supervisee in Social Work and a trainee to become a Certified Sex Offender Treatment Provider (CSOTP) for children and youth. She received a master’s degree in Social Work with a concentration in Children, Youth and Families from Delaware State University (2009). Sheridan joined The Up Center in 2013 as a therapeutic family clinician working with youth and families in the foster care system. She has a passion for empowering the family unit to heal through traumatic experiences and overcome obstacles and challenges. Sheridan also provides outpatient services for The Up Center. She received certification as a Trained Adoption Competence therapist in 2018. She utilizes frameworks to include person-centered, strengths-based, and trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy.
All Community Based clinicians hold a minimum of a QMHP-A or QMHP-C, with the majority of clinicians being Masters’ Level Trained and license-eligible in either social work or mental health counseling. Our clinicians additionally hold specific skills, training, and certification in such areas as Trauma Informed Care, TF-CBT, hypnotherapy, Autism Spectrum Disorders, childhood trauma, eating disorders, LGBTQIA+, kinship care placements, SAY/YSB, and navigating the juvenile justice system.
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.