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.
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.