Greater Williamsburg Child Assessment Center (GWCAC)

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

Forms

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

 
 

Crystal Perkins

Therapist - GWCAC

Education and Credentials

  • Supervisee in Social Work
  • Master of Social Work, Walden University
  • Bachelor of Social Work, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • 9+ years of experience

Specialty/Area of Expertise

Ms. Perkins specializes in working with children and adolescents with behavioral and emotional concerns, depression, and anxiety. She has training in cognitive-behavioral therapy, solution-focused brief therapy, person-centered therapy, mobile crisis, ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training), Safe Zone Training (LGBTQ+ Youth), and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). 

Crystal Perkins  
 

Additional Information

Ms. Perkins has experience in mentoring, after-school therapeutic day treatment, intensive in-home services, case management, intensive care coordination, and mental health skill building (adults). 

 
 
 

Amanda Potts

Therapist - GWCAC

Education and Credentials

  • Licensed Mental Health Professional-Registered (LMHP-R)
  • National Certified Counselor (NCC)
  • Certified Juvenile Restorative Justice Counselor
  • Master of Arts in Community Mental Health Counseling, Hampton University
  • Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
  • 5+ years of experience

Specialty/Area of Expertise

Ms. Potts specializes in working with children and youth with behavioral concerns, mood instability, anxiety, and depression. She has training in cognitive-behavioral therapy, solution-focused brief therapy, and trauma-informed care.

Amanda Potts  
 

Additional Information

Ms. Potts has three years of experience providing therapy to incarcerated youth. She also has experience providing mentoring services to youth at-risk of out of home placement and youth involved in the juvenile justice system.

 

 

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