Valley Hope Counseling Center is a United Way agency that has been providing low-fee counseling services to residents of Waynesboro, Staunton and Augusta County since 1997.


Pam Rule, MA, LPC

Pam earned her master’s degree in counseling from Eastern Mennonite University. She had previously worked in finance after receiving her bachelor’s degree in accounting from the College of William and Mary. She helps her clients deal with relationship issues, depression, and anxiety.

Helen Wright, MA, Resident in Counseling

Helen earned her master’s degree in counseling from Eastern Mennonite University. Prior to coming to Valley Hope, she worked as a school counselor with all elementary age children in groups, individually and in classroom lessons. She works with a number of client needs and is especially interested in grief issues, children’s needs, women’s issues, working with seniors, domestic violence, addiction and anger management.

Jamie Wyatt, MA, LPC

Jamie received his master’s degree in counseling from Eastern Mennonite University. He has worked in non-profit community based mental health, crisis intervention, HIV/AIDS services, and with area homeless. He works with a wide variety of mental health needs, with a special interest in trauma, LGBTQ and sexuality issues, addiction and recovery, and relationship issues. He is a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and working toward certification in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy.

Ginny Harris, MAEd, LPC

Ginny earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Virginia and her master’s degree in counseling from Wake Forest University. She worked in nonprofit community counseling agencies and an inpatient psychiatric hospital before she came to Valley Hope as the Executive Director in 2004. She specializes in depression and anxiety disorders, domestic violence, anger management, women’s issues, divorce, relationship issues, life transitions, trauma, and stress management.

Where is Valley Hope Counseling Center located?

20 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 202 Waynesboro, Virginia

Valley Hope Counseling Center is located in Waynesboro across Route 250 from the Kroger Shopping Center at 20 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 202.  We are also accessible via Coordinated Area Transportation Services (CATS) 250 Connector service.  Please call 540-943-9302 for bus schedule and fare information.


"Hope is medicine for a soul that's sick and tired."

- Eric Swensson

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