LuAnn Keener-Mikenas, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
311 Rivermont Avenue, Lynchburg, Virginia 24504
I work with parents together and individually to help them understand family structure and dynamics and to make healthy changes in parenting techniques, such as setting boundaries, practicing consistency, using choices and consequences appropriately, and practicing loving detachment. I observe parents and children together and teach effective communication skills. I use art and play therapy with children to encourage emotional expression and processing and to practice relationship skills in the clinical setting. Neuro-Integration and Emotional Freedom Technique support emotional integration, regulation, and coping.
1020 East Jefferson Street, Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
The practice of therapy to help children succeed is a collaboration between the parentsand the therapist. I can help you to help your child, and you can help me to help your child. The first appointment is usually just with the parent(s) or other guardian(s) so we can discuss your concerns and issues appropriate for adult discussion. The second session is generally with both the child and parents. The following sessions I might meet just with your child for a time or two. By the third or fourth appointment you and your child should feel comfortable and optimistic about therapy. At this point we will have decided on your goals and have a plan for services.
Glen Bowman, Ph.D
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
2300 Commonwealth Dr Ste 100, Charlottesville, Virginia 22901
Some of the most trying times a parent can experience occur when they believe something is wrong with their child. In situations like these, parents often find themselves struggling with what they can or should do for their child. You may be asking, “What is the appropriate response to what I fear is happening to my child?” or, “Where can I get the right help that my child needs?” At Thriveworks Counseling Charlottesville we have highly trained, experienced, and passionate Counselors and Psychologists who have the answers. Reach out to us today at (434) 812-4009 for a free phone consultation or to schedule a time to begin helping your child through life’s challenges.
Claire Lewis, M.A.
Resident in Counseling
5352 Twin Hickory Rd., Glen Allen, Virginia 23059
Young children experience the world in ways that are vastly different from adults, which also means that they process loss, stress, and trauma differently from the ways you and I might do so. Young children also live in a world that is vastly different from the one most adults lived in as children. Counseling children well takes both of these truths into account. Your child will benefit from a counselor with a natural inclination to understand and enjoy kids and who can also appreciate their unique physical, mental, and emotional developmental needs. I place a high priority on play therapy and parental collaboration, two integral pieces to effective therapeutic work with children