River Valley Counseling Center (RVCC) is a multifaceted community-based mental health agency that has been changing lives and empowering people throughout the Pioneer Valley since 1953.

River Valley Counseling Center (RVCC) is a multifaceted community-based mental health agency that has been changing lives and empowering people throughout the Pioneer Valley since 1953.

The staff at RVCC includes psychiatrists, psychologists, advance practice registered nurses, nurse practitioners, licensed mental health clinicians, licensed clinical social workers, HIV/AIDS case managers, and housing advocates. RVCC offers many therapy options including individual, family, and group counseling.

The agency has Massachusetts certified gambling specialists and provides counseling for those who struggle with the dual diagnosis of mental health and substance use. RVCC partners with local physicians to offer an integrated approach to substance use treatment.

Careful attention is given to the cultural sensitivities and specific issues affecting our Spanish-speaking and African American clients. Programs are staffed with experienced bilingual/bi-cultural professionals. RVCC is also a LGBTQ safe place.

RVCC was founded in 1953, became affiliated with Holyoke Medical Center in 1986 and is a member of Valley Health Systems which includes the affiliates Holyoke Medical Center, Holyoke Visiting Nurses Association and Hospice Life Care, and Holyoke Medical Group.

RVCC is a non-profit organization that is tax-exempt under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Mission Statement

Our Mission at River Valley Counseling Center is to improve the health of all people in our community. We do that with honesty, respect, and dignity for our clients, visitors, and staff. We do that through expert and compassionate care, education, community partnerships, fostering innovation, and by inspiring hope in all we touch. We do that by being good stewards of our resources and providing efficient and cost effective care for all.

Our Vision: To be the Best Place for Care and the Best Place to Work.