Virginia Center for Family Relations, LPC & LMFT
Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
100 B Mactanly Place, Staunton, Virginia 24401
How is Family Therapy different from other types of therapy? Family Therapy helps individuals and families overcome dysfunctional or destructive patterns. This is done by making some changes in the family as a whole system. That means each family member has his or her way of interacting with each other. Some are healthy, while other family patterns are very unhealthy and cause a tremendous amount of pain. Additionally, each family member has a role he or she plays in the way the family communicates and interacts with one another. A Family Therapist is trained in approaching counseling with individuals and families by looking at the family “system”. The counselor, in speaking with the family, makes an assessment of the family patterns, then a plan...(view profile to read more)
Kevin Thompson, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
3235 Electric Rd. Suite 3-C, Roanoke, Virginia 24018
If your family is struggling with someone using drugs or alcohol or is experiencing issues related to trauma and abuse (physical/sexual, divorce/separation, neglect/abandonment, mental illness, incarceration), I welcome the invitation to explore how your family can move toward a sense of deeper commitment and healing. I have a over a decade experience working with individuals, in both outpatient and Department of Corrections settings, who have endured adverse family experiences. With a combination of both trauma education and counseling, my goal is to help families communicate better, function more effectively and build a feeling of unity.
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.