Alan Willard, Ph.D., D.Min.
Llicensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Pastoral Counselor
1100 HIGHLAND CIRCLE, BLACKSBURG, Virginia 24060
Our moods can grow and get the best of us sometimes. Depression is a mood disorder that can respond well to treatment. It helps to talk about what is bothering you. Often depression takes on a very self-damaging and self-downing process that can be stopped and turned around. You can feel better and begin to live a more hopeful, productive, and enjoyable life!
LuAnn Keener-Mikenas, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
311 Rivermont Avenue, Lynchburg, Virginia 24504
I help clients with depression to become aware of and monitor six crucial factors identified by Dr. Stephen Illardi in his book The Depression Cure. I also help them to identify triggers, problem-solve and develop coping skills. I encourage verbal and artistic expression as well as and mindfulness-based approaches. I recommend drug therapy when appropriate and support clients in maintaining their medication regime while also making healthy lifestyle changes that support wellness. Neuro-Integration, Mandala Art Therapy, and Emotional Freedom Technique strongly support effective coping and recovery.