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Lutheran Family Services of Virginia > Child and Family Counseling Services

Child and Family Counseling Services

During this challenging time, Lutheran Family Services of Virginia Counselors are here for you. We are changing our model to adjust to social distancing and are now offering telehealth options. The anxiety of the COVID-19 crisis can bring on new stresses or can trigger past difficulties.
From the comfort of your own home, you or your child can participate in therapy with a trained counselor. We have IMMEDIATE OPENINGS, and at some locations, still offer face-to-face appointments.
Our counselors have varying hours to serve children, families, and adults. They specialize in grief and loss, anxiety, depression, parenting support, and coping strategies. They also have nationally recognized, rigorous training to work with the unique needs of families who have adopted and fostered.

Is there a cost?

We accept several major insurances, Medicaid, and self-pay. We also offer sliding-scale fee arrangements. Contact us to find out if your insurance is accepted.

How to schedule

Schedule by calling 888-841-4835 or emailing MentalHealthReferral@lfsva.org

Meet our Counselors

Emily Webb Olsen
is a Licensed Professional Counselor who specializes in assisting children, adolescents, and their families experiencing mental health and/or behavioral crisis in the community. She is trained as an adoption-competent therapist and trainer through the Center for Adoption Support and Education. Emily also provides trauma-focused, family-centered interventions for adoptive youth and their families.
Contact: eolsen@lfsva.org or 540-774-7100 Ext. 1015

Bronwyn Robertson 
is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has more than 20 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and families. She specializes in integrative psychotherapy using mindfulness-based, trauma-focused, cognitive-behavioral, expressive, play and somatic interventions for adoptive youth and their families. She is certified as an adoption-competent therapist and adoption competency trainer via the Center for Adoption Support and Education and has lectured and published internationally on psychotherapy for trauma and anxiety and on mindfulness-oriented therapies including integrative, mindfulness-oriented cinematherapy.
Contact: brobertson@lfsva.org or 757-722-4707 Ext. 1307

Heidi J. Ivey is a Resident in Counseling. She specializes in working with children, adolescents and their families to encourage each individual to address identified mental health concerns in a warm and supportive environment. Heidi uses an integrative approach to addressing the client’s needs utilizing person-centered techniques, play interventions, expressive art strategies, trauma-focused treatment, and cognitive behavioral interventions.
Contact: hivey@lfsva.org or 540-216-2106


Lee Lee Sarlo is a Supervisee in Social Work. She works directly with children, adolescents, and their families to support each individual in addressing identified mental health concerns while using goal-oriented and person-centered approaches. Lee Lee provides individualized treatment utilizing cognitive behavioral interventions, mindfulness exercises, expressive art techniques, and empowerment to create a positive and supportive experience for each individual.
Contact: lsarlo@lfsva.org or 540-216-2302



Jeanne HollingsheadJeanne Hollingshead is a licensed clinical social worker and has over 20 years’ experience working in the mental health and child welfare fields. She specializes in attachment and relationship-based treatment and is trained in Theraplay. Jeanne graduated with a master’s in social work from Barry University in Miami, Florida and a bachelor’s in English from Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida. Jeanne provides therapy for adults.
Contact: jhollingshead@lfsva.org or 804-286-0067

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