Virginia Center for Family Relations, LPC & LMFT
Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
100 B Mactanly Place, Staunton, Virginia 24401
Depression is another natural , common emotion for all of us. It it what we tell ourselves and how we process it that allows for it to get to an unhealthy level. Our therapist takes a cognitive approach to help individuals deal with their depression. We also takes a "here and now approach", helping one move beyond the past and learn not to worry about the future or "what if's". The use of the behavioral approaches, such as staying active, exercising, eating healthy play a significant role in battling depression.
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.