NRVCS again named top provider in “Best of Virginia” publication

By Mike Wade, NRVCS

New River Valley Community Services (NRVCS) was recently named the number one counseling or therapy practice in the Southwest Virginia region, based on voting in Virginia Living’s Annual “Best of Virginia” Readers’ Survey. This is the second consecutive year that NRVCS has earned the top ranking in this category.

According to publishers, readers across the Commonwealth submitted votes via the survey. Southwest Virginia is among five different regions included in the voting, along with the Shenandoah Valley, Central Virginia, Eastern Virginia, and Northern Virginia. “Counseling or Therapy Practice” was one of the categories included in health services. The survey also provided readers an opportunity to select favorite restaurants, shopping, and recreational opportunities. The publication lists first, second, and third place winners for similar categories in each of the five regions.

“The nature of the work we do is challenging, so it’s always great when we are recognized for doing it well,” says James Pritchett, NRVCS Executive Director. “Being voted the region’s top provider for the second year in a row speaks to the fact that our agency is very intentional in striving to maintain the highest quality of services possible.”

“It’s also very gratifying to know that community members regard our agency in such a positive way,” Pritchett adds.

“We are honored to be named once again as the top Counseling or Therapy Practice in Southwest Virginia by the readers of Virginia Living magazine,” notes Anthony Akers, Chair of the NRVCS Board of Directors. “This is only possible through the dedication and commitment of our hard-working staff – a team of professionals that pour their heart and soul into their work on a daily basis.”

“The NRVCS Board of Directors commends our staff for the genuine care and concern they share with their clients because that is ultimately what makes the services provided by this agency so incredible,” continues Akers. “NRVCS sets a standard of excellence not only in Southwest Virginia but across the entire Commonwealth of Virginia.”

NRVCS, first established in 1969, is the public provider of behavioral health services for the counties of Floyd, Giles, Montgomery, and Pulaski, as well as the City of Radford. During Fiscal Year 2024, the agency provided direct services to more than 12,000 residents.

Virginia Living’s “Best of Virginia” 2024 issue is now available. To learn more, visit

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