Valley Counseling Services

Valley Counseling Services is a community mental health center that offers a wide range of outpatient mental health services in Trumbull and Mahoning Counties.


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Valley Counseling Services is a comprehensive behavioral health agency located in Trumbull County. We are committed to serving all area residents in need, from children to senior citizens by offering a wide range of outpatient mental health services.

Whether you are seeking Adult Services, Children & Family Services or Community-Based Services, we realize that YOU are as unique as your needs. Let our team of professionals devise a HELP STRATEGY just for you.

Founded in 1956, the Trumbull County Mental Health Association strived to advocate for improved mental health services. In 2010, VCS became a program of Family and Community Services, Inc. of Portage County, allowing for another successful 50 years of service to the community. Today, VCS is a certified, comprehensive, mental health center committed to providing research-based services.

VCS is committed to quality, accessibility and innovation; education and advocacy; and strong partnerships in promoting health. We employ psychiatrists, nurses, social workers, therapists, case managers and support staff. Our therapists are trained to assess and treat problems related to behavioral health.

Accessing our services is easy and convenient. You can make an appointment by calling the following locations or simply walk-in at the Adult Office location for a first time appointment between the hours of 8:30 am-4:30 pm.

VCS is a contract agency of the Trumbull County Mental Health and Recovery Board.


Our experienced staff helps with adult stress associated with family, relationships, work, illness or the loss of a loved one.

We offer a variety of helping strategies based on individual needs including individual, couple, group and family therapy and psychological evaluations and appropriate medications.

Our services make it possible for individuals and families to survive and thrive in our communities, to avoid frequent hospitalizations, to build supportive relationships and to work successfully toward well-being.

  • Diagnostic Assessment
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Pharmacological Management

    -Psychiatrists: Dr. Erin Klekot, Medical Director, Dr. Giovanna Vinci-Khoury, Dr. Prasad Guttikonda, Dr. Michael Potesta. Nurse Practitioners: Dawn Culler, Mark Demetrios, Lori Funkhouser

  • Counseling: Individual, Group and Families
  • Addiction Services including Vivatrol Injections
  • Case Management Services
  • Anger Management Groups
  • Representative Payee Program
  • Benefit Enrollment Assistance
  • On-site Pharmacy: Genoa/QOL
  • Workplace Experience Program in conjunction with Trumbull County Job and Family Services

We help children and families cope with stresses related to family relationships, the challenges of parenting, blending families and the impact of job loss or divorce.

Stress in children can manifest as chronic conflict with parents, other children, failing grades, poor peer choices, drug use, and trouble with the law or physical complaints.

A variety of helping strategies are used and based on the individual needs of both the child and family. These can be provided in the home or other natural settings and will assist children to live independently and productively within their community.

  • Case Management Services
  • Diagnostic Assessments
  • Pharmacological Management
  • -Psychiatrist: Dr. Giovanna Vinci-Khoury
    -Nurse Practitioners: Anna Grzebieniak and Mark Demetrios

  • Alternative Sentencing Program
  • New Behavior Alternatives Day Treatment Program-Expulsion Intervention
  • Partnership for All Students Success-Suspension Intervention Program
  • School Based Services
  • High Intensity Wrap-Around
  • Early Childhood Mental Health Services
  • HEARTS (Youth and Young Adults in Transition Treatment Program)

Program Mission

To partner with children and adults toward their goal of recovery, as an efficient and effective behavioral healthcare provider.

Jody Klase

Chief of Behavioral Health

Jody Klase is the Chief of Behavioral Health Programs at Family & Community Services, Inc.

Dr. Erin Klekot

Medical Director

Dr. Erin Klekot is a Board Certified Psychiatrist and joined the team in 2014 as the Medical Director at Valley Counseling Services.

Linda Ariza

Clinical Director

Linda Ariza joined Family & Community Services, Inc. in 2010 and moved into her current position as the Clinical Director in 2015.


150 E. Market St.
Warren, Ohio 44481
ADMIN P: 330.399.6451
ADULT P: 330.399.6451
ADULT F: 330.394.6848


318 Mahoning Ave.
Warren, OH 44483
P: 330.395.9563
F: 330.393.5975


4970 Belmont Ave.
Youngstown, OH 44505
P: 330.759.8237
F: 330.759.9532


5500 Market St. Suite 110
Youngstown, OH 44512
P: 330.750.7279

F: 330.750.7278

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