Meeting a Need
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and it’s a good reminder that behavioral health resources are a vital part of a community’s well-being.
Children, teens and their families in Loudoun County, VA have limited choices for help with behavioral health challenges, and even fewer affordable options. Thankfully, the Inova Kellar Center has expanded to include a new location in Sterling, bringing affordable, compassionate and professional mental healthcare services to children and their families in Loudoun.
New teen & family behavioral health location in Sterling, VA
The over 7,000 square foot Center is located at 46050 Manekin Plaza, Sterling (near Dulles Town Center) incorporating a multidisciplinary team of clinicians including child and adolescent psychiatrists, licensed mental health professionals, and clinical support staff.
History of Inova Kellar Center
Founded in Fairfax in 1991 through a gift from the late Art and Betty Kellar, the Inova Kellar Center provides comprehensive mental health, substance disorder treatment and special education services to thousands of children, adolescents and families throughout the metropolitan area — regardless of resources or their ability to pay.
The services available at the new Sterling, VA location include:
- Psychiatric evaluation
- Medication program management
- Individual, group and family therapy
- Intensive outpatient programs
- Partial hospitalization program for short-term crisis intervention
“Inova is committed to meeting the needs of everyone in our service area,” says Rick Leichtweis, PhD, the center’s Senior Director. “We are grateful we are able to offer these behavioral health services to the Loudoun community.”
Lack of mental health services for children, adolescents and their families has become a national issue, adds Leichtweis. Many areas simply do not have the funding and resources for a full continuum of services. Thankfully, the Kellar Family Foundation made a generous $1 million gift to cover startup costs and initial operations for this expansion into Loudoun County.
“Inova Kellar Center could not provide these vital services if not for the philanthropic support, and we are grateful to the Kellar Family Foundation for help in making this important resource available in Loudoun County,” says Dr. Leichtweis.
To make an appointment, call 703-218-8500.