Greater Williamsburg Child Assessment Center (GWCAC)

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The Greater Williamsburg Child Assessment Center provides child and adolescent clinical assessments, psychological testing and referrals to community treatment and support providers based on identified needs.

Scheduling Assessments
When you call to schedule an assessment, our program specialist will collect a variety of important information about your child. Try to provide as much information as you can during the call to ensure your family is matched to a qualified assessor who can best meet your needs.

Assessment Process
Our licensed therapist will assess your child to determine his/her needs. Once complete, we will make suggestions and recommendations for treatment such as outpatient counseling, case management, psychological testing, and other services.

Visit the Greater Williamsburg Network of Care to find services and resources in your area.

Specialized Assessments

  • Mental Health: mood, behavioral, developmental, attention/concentration
  • Substance Use: screening and treatment recommendations
  • Trauma: impact of abuse, bullying, aftermath of an event or loss
  • Intelligence and adaptive functioning
  • Court-ordered: mental health evaluation and parental capacity


Williamsburg Health Foundation Support
The Williamsburg Health Foundation has generously provided financial support for children's mental health planning and GWCAC since 2008.

    Meet Our Staff


Rachel Smith

Assessment Specialist - GWCAC

Education and Credentials

  • Resident in Counseling
  • Master of Education in Couples, Marriage, and Family Counseling, College of William and Mary
  • Bachelor of Sociology, College of William and Mary
  • 4+ years of experience

Specialty/Area of Expertise

Ms. Smith specializes in working with children and adolescents who experience behavioral, emotional and substance use concerns. She has training in cognitive-behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing and solution focused therapy.


Additional Information

Ms. Smith has experience providing individual, family and group services within the public and private sectors. She has provided intensive in-home services to youth at-risk of placement outside of the home and with youth placed in a community youth home setting due to their involvement with the juvenile justice system.



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