To initiate and achieve from a trauma-informed, social justice perspective on an individual and community level, healing and empowerment among vulnerable populations, locally, nationally and abroad.   DOWNLOAD OUR BROCHURE

Dr. Portia Rawles & TV Host April Woodard

Rawles Psychological Services is a mental health organization that specializes in providing clinical, educational, training and consultation services. Rawles Psychological Services has been providing such services for 13 years. Clinical services are structured from a trauma-informed perspective.  Our Counselors are the best, CLICK HERE to meet our team!

Educational services consist of providing guidance, recommendations, and advocacy regarding academic and educational plans/needs, training services entail providing education on relevant mental health and cultural competency topics for mental health, educational, public safety, social services, court services professionals and clergy. Consultation services consist of addressing mental health issues faced by public safety agencies, human services department, adult and juvenile court services units, and religious organizations. We accept all major insurances plans, Medicaid and Medicare and we work with private pay clients.


Rawles Psychological Services (RPS) is a Certified Small Woman and Minority Owned business in the Commonwealth of Virginia.  RPS has an impeccable record of past performance with local/state governments and vetted organizations such as but not limited to:  Suffolk Juvenile & Court Services Units, Norfolk Department of Social Services, Norfolk Juvenile & Court Services, Currituck County Department of Social Service, Pasquotank County Department of Social Services, Public Safety Equity and Diversity Conference and 45th Annual Conference of the Urban Affairs Association.

Download or View our RPS Capability Statement Here    RPS Brochure

NIGP Codes: 94876, 91838, 91866

PSC Codes:  AJ66, U008

NAICS Codes:  541618, 611430, 621330



  • Individual therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Psychological evaluations
  • Parenting capacity evaluations
  • Competency to stand trial evaluations
  • Review of IEP’s w/Recommendations
  • Educational Advocacy Needs
  • Educational Consultation to Identify Accommodations, Relevant Regulations



  • Mental health
  • Trauma treatment
  • Trauma-informed approaches
  • Psychopathology
  • Diagnosis and assessment
  • Child/adolescence psychopathology
  • Clinical services w/ vulnerable populations
  • Crisis intervention
  • Developing inclusive work environments
  • Trauma-informed organizations
  • Cultural competency



  • Curriculum development
  • Program development
  • Staff Development
  • Policy development
  • Program evaluation
  • Assessment/diagnostic systems