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Our Mission

The Family Institute of Virginia is a private center professionally equipped to provide a broad range of therapeutic services to families and individuals and advanced training for mental health professionals. The Institute also conducts specialized research in both practice and theory of how best to respond to individuals and families in distress. Established in 1977 by its Director, Joan E. Winter, Ed.D.,the Institute is located in a restored home in Richmond, Virginia.

Therapy is a process of learning, discovery, and growth – enabling people to lead more fulfilling lives. Much of its progress rests upon an individual’s or family’s commitment to change.

The Family Institute offers multi-dimensional care to families is crisis with the 360 Services program.
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