Our day treatment specialists provide intensive therapeutic interventions with individualized clinical programming to serve students with mental, behavioral and/or emotional needs. These services aid students in developing the necessary coping skills to sustain their academic process.
Therapeutic Day Treatment Services at Oyster Point Academy utilizes a variety of different treatment modalities and interventions. Group and individual interventions are provided on a daily basis, with anger management, coping skill development and social skill-building. We also utilize journaling and visual journaling as a method of self-expression.
Therapeutic Day Treatment offers a summer program from June to August, providing therapeutic support in building interpersonal social skills and community-based social skills.
Jamal Claiborne, MSW, LMHP, Therapeutic Day Treatment Supervisor
I was born and raised in the Bronx. I graduated from Virginia State University with my Bachelor’s in Psychology; Master’s in Social Work and Community Counseling. I have been working with children and adolescents for over 15 years and believe God has blessed me with gifts/tools that must be shared with others. I have experience in all types of environments, but the school setting has always been my favorite. Now I am honored to be a part of the Oyster Point Academy family and to work with the students and their families!
Anna Pagtalunan, BS
My name is Anna Pagtalunan and I am a graduate of Old Dominion University, where I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with a minor in Counseling. I also attended Eastern Virginia Medical School’s Art Therapy Master’s program for a year. I have 18 years worth of experience working with children ages 4-17, as well as young adults up to the age of 21 years old. I have worked with at-risk youth for 14 ½ years, both in juvenile detention and in a residential treatment facility. I joined the Day Treatment team at Oyster Point Academy in April of 2010, and I enjoy working with all the children that attend the school.
Sara Marina, BAS
My name is Sara Marina and I am a Day Treatment Specialist at Oyster Point Academy. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with many years of experience working with children, youth and young adults with behavioral issues. I lived and worked overseas in Romania for 14 years as a counselor/trainer in residential facilities, orphanages and non-profit organizations. I offered services to orphans and at-risk youth. I am excited about being a part of Oyster Point Academy! I hope to use my experience to assist students in becoming successful in their academic experience.
Pamela White, MA
I would like to take this opportunity to offer information concerning my education, knowledge and skills. I am professional, prepared, confident and able to grasp information fast and become proficient with the use of the various systems. I come to you with qualities of a natural leader, genuineness, intelligence, determination and integrity. I am focus and dedicated to everything that I’m involved in. I have excellent social, communication skills, proactive problem-solving skills, baseline computer skills and knowledge of mental health and human services field terminology. I have performed crisis intervention to resolve critical situations. I have collaborated with several different individuals in the community including the police, public servants, CSBs, schools, and medical service providers to assist clients. I have over 17 years of providing case management services, counseling adults and children, developing ISPs/Treatment Plans, IEP’s, 504 Plans, making referrals, support with scheduling and maintaining appointments. I have been providing excellent customer service for over 17 years. I obtained my BSW Degree (Social Work) from Norfolk State University in 2001. I attended Regent University graduate program School of Psychology and Counseling and obtained my M.A. in Human Services Counseling in May 2018. I am a Certified Suicide Prevention Counselor and I have a QMHP-C License.