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.
Alan Willard, Ph.D., D.Min.
Llicensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Pastoral Counselor
1100 HIGHLAND CIRCLE, BLACKSBURG, Virginia 24060
Play therapy is an effective way to work with children when they don't want to talk much in counseling. Play is the natural language of a young child. Children can often express their feelings and work out their problems through the play therapy process. I also incorporate parents into therapy with their child. Parents will learn how to better respond to the feelings and behaviors that are troubling the child.
Virginia Center for Family Relations, LPC & LMFT
Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
100 B Mactanly Place, Staunton, Virginia 24401
We work with families that are struggling with little children. Often the parents are confused about how to provide the needed structure and love to give the children the security they need to really thrive in our crazy world today. Often we recommend the parenting training by Thomas Phelan 1,2,3, Magic. It is easy to learn and it really works. It is respectful of children but provides the structure to teach respect and to honor parental authority.