Virginia Center for Family Relations, LPC & LMFT
Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
100 B Mactanly Place, Staunton, Virginia 24401
In marriage counseling the primary focus is on the health of the marriage. For obvious reasons, the health of the individual marriage partners needs to be assessed. It is virtually impossible to have a healthy and happy marriage when one or both of the spouses have unresolved emotional wounds. Sometimes marriage counseling might need to be put on hold until the individuals have had an opportunity to heal. For a marriage to be a safe harbor for both partners there needs to be a solid commitment to each other. In addition to a whole hearted commitment, trust of one another is absolutely crucial. When trust has been shattered, everything falls apart. There are a number of reasons that commitment and trust has been damaged in relationships. Marriage...(view profile to read more)
Jeffrey Watros, M.A., L.P.C., L.M.F.T.
Licensed Professional Counselor & Marriage and Family Therapist
100B MacTanly Place, Staunton, Virginia 24401
Couples seeking counseling can have a myriad of issues they want to address: communication breakdowns, blended family or family of origin conflicts, disciplining children, finances and sexual problems to name a few. Some pre-marital couples are also looking to address pertinent issues before marriage. Even though there can be some common denominators in couple relations, there is no one size fits all answer, so each couple will be handled on a case by case situation. Learning to have a deeper love and respect for ones partner will bring long-lasting satisfaction!
Kevin Thompson, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
3235 Electric Rd. Suite 3-C, Roanoke, Virginia 24018
Finding a therapist who deals with couples can be an intimidating endeavor. There is the fear of what can be exposed in therapy, whether or not sides will be chosen, and what if the result of therapy is the end of the relationship. In my career dealing with trauma and addiction, I have dealt with some of the most threatening experiences that can happen to a relationship. I welcome the invitation to help you and your partner explore the challenges of your relationship and offer and safe and supportive environment in which all parties can feel supported as they work toward a resolution or a deeper sense of commitment.
Sean Slevin, LPC, LMFT, NCC
Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, National Certified Counselor
250 East Market Street, Suite D, Harrisonburg, Virginia 22801
Often the relationships we cherish the most are also the places where we experience the most discomfort. We can feel all sorts of variations of misunderstood, unheard and uncared for (and often our partner feels similarly). The good news is that growth and healing are possible. Our brains are built for relational healing--we just need help getting unstuck sometimes. I would be honored to walk with you and your partner in helping you both to better understand yourselves, and each other, in the places where you are experiencing difficulty. And in so doing help you both to experience each other in richer, more meaningful ways.
LuAnn Keener-Mikenas, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
311 Rivermont Avenue, Lynchburg, Virginia 24504
I do not specialize in marital therapy, but I occasionally work with couples using the Hendricks Couple's Dialogue and Imago Process. When couples learn and apply a detailed process of reflective listening and affirming, they are often much better able to accept the other's position. Partners also gain insight into the underlying causes their own and the other's stance. The process naturally builds trust and provides a skill the couple can continue to develop on their own.