Recreation Therapy - Durham VA Health Care System
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Recreation Therapy

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The Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center's Recreation Therapists are professional health care providers who use clinical interventions to attain beneficial treatment outcomes for Veterans receiving care at the VA facilities.

Recreation Therapy is using recreation services and leisure experiences to help people with limitations make the most of their lives – physically, mentally, and socially.

Recreation Therapy because it helps people of all ages and backgrounds to get well, live well and stay well.

Remember the healing begins with fun!

Recreation Therapy Section

Six Licensed and Nationally Certified Recreation Therapists

  • Kendra Monden MS, LRT/CTRS(Chief, Recreation Therapy)
  • Demetris McLeod, LRT/CTRS
  • Rashonna Avery, LRT/CTRS
  • Abena Jones-Boone, LRT/CTRS
  • Michael Scott, LRT/CTRS

Two Board Certified Music Therapists (Creative Art Therapist)

  • Jillian Griego Thompson, MT-BC

One Recreation Assistant

  • Kelvin Rosser

Contact Info


  • Durham VA Medical Center

Contact Number(s)

  • 919-286-0411 Ext. 176874
  • 888-878-6890 Ext. 176874

Hours of Operation

  • Mon-Fri 8:00 am - 4:30 pm